Closing and Delay Policy
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY:
As a reminder to everyone, please be advised of the various ways that we make important announcements concerning weather or emergency cancellations and delays:
- You may call the University's main telephone number at 413-782-3111 for a
recorded message of the announcement.
- Go to the University's website homepage at www.wne.edu a banner will be posted regarding any closings or delays.
- 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
Pittsfield, MA stations--WBRK Radio 1340 AM or 101.7 FM
Chicopee, MA station--WACE Radio 730 AM
Boston, MA station-- WFXT-TV
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
Bloomfield, CT stations--WDRC Radio 1360 AM or 102.9 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.
Please pay close attention to the details of closings, cancellations, or delays listed in media announcements, as they may not include some areas of the institution.
CLASSES ARE CANCELLED. This means that classes are cancelled, but offices and other University facilities are open.
CAMPUS CLOSED. This means that there are no classes and offices are closed. Only essential functions are open (Campus Dining, Libraries, and Alumni Healthful Living Center).
ACTIVITY CANCELLED OR POSTPONED. This means a particular event has been cancelled or postponed.
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 cancelled 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.
We hope you will become familiar with these various means of communication during periods of inclement weather and other emergencies.