Weather Emergency Notification
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College Closing, Cancellation or Delay of Classes:
Springfield College wishes to keep safe its community members during periods of inclement weather or emergency situations. This page will provide updates regarding weather-related class and event cancellations and office closings before and during inclement weather occurrences.
In the event that inclement weather or other emergencies present a risk to commuting members of the College community, the senior vice president of administration and finance, in consultation with the campus chief of police, the superintendent of grounds, and the president, will make a determination on whether to cancel or delay classes and/or to close certain offices and campus services. The essential factor in the decision will be the safety of our commuting students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
Typically, determination on whether a closing, cancellation, or delayed opening is necessary will be made by 6 a.m. with notifications in place by 6:15 a.m. Broadcast media usually post the information shortly after that. Please keep in mind, however, that every situation is unique.
When a snowstorm or other weather event occurs during the workday, updated information regarding cancellation of the remainder of day classes, evening classes, and campus activities will be posted on the weather emergency notification page during the day.
Forms of Notification:
When inclement weather necessitates that the main campus of Springfield College close, cancel, or delay events, the College undertakes the following forms of notification:
- TheSpringfield College Weather Emergency Notification page
- SpringfieldCollege website
- The Springfield College internal website, PrideNET
- Springfield College Weather Emergency Telephone (413) 748-5999
- Local television and radio stations (Radio -- WHYN 560AM, KIX 100.9FM, WAQY 102.1FM, WMAS 94.7FM, WHMP 1400AM, WTIC 1080AM, WHCN 105.9FM, WELI 960AM Television -- WWLP-NBC TV 22, WGGB-ABC TV 40, WSHM-CBS TV 3, WGGB-FOX TV 6, and WFSB-CBS (Hartford) TV 3.)
- All-campus email
For School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff:
Closures, cancellations, or delays specific to the School of Social Work Springfield and Worcester campuses are posted on the School of Social Work home page.
For School of Human Services students, faculty, and staff:
Closures, cancellations, or delays specific to one or several regional SHS campuses are posted on individual campus home pages of the School of Human Services. A phone message is also recorded on phone system of the affected campus.
The cancellation of athletic events will be determined by the Director of Athletics or her/his designee. The determination is made independently of a decision about classes. The safety of students, staff, and faculty will be factored into all decisions regarding travel.