Closing and Delay Information

Please be advised of the various ways that we make important announcements concerning weather or emergency cancellations and delays:

  1. Through the e2Campus notification system (registration required).
  2. Go to the University's website homepage at a banner will be posted regarding any closings or delays.
  3. You may call the University's main telephone number at 413-782-3111 for a
    recorded message of the announcement.
  4. You may listen to or watch the following radio or television stations:    
    Springfield, MA stations--WWLP-TV, WGGB-TV, WSHM-TV, WHYN Radio 560 AM or 93.1 FM, WPKX Radio 100.9
    Pittsfield, MA stations--WBRK Radio 1340 AM or 101.7 FM
    Chicopee, MA station--WACE Radio 730 AM
    Boston, MA station--WFXT-TV, New England Cable News
    Worcester, MA station--WORC Radio 1310 AM
    Hartford, CT stations--WTIC Radio 1080 AM or 96.5 FM, WRCH 100.5 FM, WZMX 93.7 FM
    Brattleboro, VT stations--WTSA 1450 AM or 96.7 FM

Every effort will be made to finalize decisions about cancelling day classes by 6:00 a.m., and, if necessary, the decision to cancel evening classes will be made by 2:00 p.m.

Each individual must make his or her own decision as to whether or not to travel to the campus if classes are not cancelled. Students should be advised that, if classes/exams are not canceled and a student is unable to get to campus, it is the student's responsibility to contact the faculty member(s) to make appropriate arrangements.

Essential Personnel

Essential personnel are required to report to work despite the announcement of the cancellation of classes or the closure of the University. Essential personnel are needed and necessary to help restore the campus to normal operations and to continue services for our residential population.

When the University is closed for all or part of a day AND the University is in session, the following departments/areas are considered essential:

  • Public Safety
  • Facilities Management
  • Campus Center Dining Hall
  • Alumni Healthful Living Center
  • D'Amour Library
  • Student Activities
  • Campus Post Office
  • Switchboard

When the University is not in session, essential functions include:

  • Public Safety
  • Facilities Management

We hope you will become familiar with these various means of communication during periods of inclement weather and other emergencies.