Cancellation / Delay Procedure
At the discretion of the President, classes may be cancelled or delayed because of inclement weather conditions or special circumstances. The most accurate cancellation and delay information for Central Connecticut State University will be made available on the Storm Phone: (860) 832-3333 and on the Web: //www.ccsu.edu--usually by 6:00 am, or, in the event of a late-breaking storm, as soon as a decision is reached. When evening classes are cancelled, this usually includes all classes beginning at 4:30 pm and thereafter. If a different cancellation time is required by concerns for changing weather or travel conditions, the University will specify that time. Notifications will be updated as conditions warrant. The University may also deploy its Emergency Notification System in announcing cancellations, especially in cases of rapidly developing severe weather.
If the University is forced to close or delay during the final examination period because of storm conditions, this information will also be made available on the Storm Phone and the Web. These services will also carry information from the Registrar’s Office once the affected exams are rescheduled.
The University will also notify the broadcast media of cancellations or delays affecting regular classes or exams. WFSB-TV 3, WTNH-TV 8 and WVIT-TV 30 are the principal television outlets. However, we strongly recommend using the University’s web and Storm Phone (860-832-3333) services for the most accurate information about CCSU's closings or delays.
DECIDING TO TRAVEL IN INCLEMENT WEATHER
Decisions regarding the cancellation or delay of classes are always made with the safety of our students, faculty, and staff foremost in mind. While such decisions affect the entire University, it is ultimately up to the individual to decide if conditions are safe enough for travel. Campus closings and delayed openings impact a large and diverse group of people: some 2,000 students live on campus and perhaps as many as another 1,500 live within a mile or two, while the rest, along with faculty and staff, commute from various distances over many roads in vehicles with a variety of weather-responsive features. Not every individual’s situation can be taken into account, so only you can determine whether it is safe enough for you to travel.
Faculty deciding that conditions are not sufficiently safe should make every effort to notify their students, via University e-mail or voice mail. Students who elect not to travel to campus should inform their instructors at their first opportunity, and staff who decide similarly should alert their supervisor, aware that time will be charged to accrued leave. Since we live in New England, where winter weather is often snowy and stormy, all parties should make allowances for the diversity of situations and the various levels of driving confidence.