At Chestnut Hill College, if weather conditions are unfavorable, classes and offices may move to remote delivery or be canceled/closed for the day.
Announcement of Weather Delays
Weather-related delays will be announced using the College’s Emergency Notification System. In order to sign up for notifications please sign up: https://www.chc.edu/safety-and-security/emergency-and-closing-notifications. Information will also be announced on the College’s website, and on the KYW School Closing website. The KYW number for daytime classes (before 5 p.m.) is 126.
Delays will be coordinated with the day class schedule. Classes scheduled to begin at or after the delayed opening time will meet as scheduled. Faculty teaching classes that extend over more than one block in the schedule should take care to announce these guidelines at the beginning of a semester and if and when there is advance warning of a storm. In the case of an announced delayed opening, if the situation should worsen and if a subsequent decision is made to cancel classes and close the College, an announcement will be made as soon as possible. Chestnut Hill College faculty, staff and students are therefore advised to check announcements frequently, prior to departing for school or work and while in transit. Should a weather event occur in the middle of a work day and class sessions, early closings will be announced using the same notification procedures. Faculty are advised to dismiss their classes no later than the closing time announced.
If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.
Students should consult their faculty members and/or review the announcements on their course site on Canvas for information regarding any in-person class that has been canceled.
Evening Classes (after 5 p.m.)
When adverse weather conditions develop during the day, the College will make a decision to move to remote delivery or cancel in-person evening classes no later than 3 p.m. This information will be made available through the College’s Emergency Notification System, via e-mail, and will also be announced on the College’s website, and on the KYW School Closing website. The KYW number for evening classes is 1094. Closing information for Saturday classes will be reported in a similar manner.
Evening classes scheduled in-person at off-site locations will be canceled if CHC and/or the off-site locations close. If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.
In the case of a delayed opening, employees are expected to arrive at work as soon as the College is open or at the beginning of their normal work shift, whichever is later.
When the College is open, all students and employees are expected to report to campus. Appropriate precautions should be taken, such as an earlier-than-usual departure from home to compensate for travel delays. Please refer to the Inclement Weather Policy found in the Employee Handbook.