Weather-Related Cancellations/Closing Information

Based on information from the state’s meteorologist and local weather forecasts, the university determines when classes are canceled and/or delayed, in addition to changes in campus hours of operation.

In most situations, employees identified as “Level One” are expected to report to work as instructed by their supervisor.

Staff (other than Level One employees) are not required to work remotely when campus is closed.

When decisions are made

Mornings: Every effort will be made to communicate decisions about a delayed opening or a closed campus by 6:15 a.m.

Evenings: Classes that begin at 4:30 p.m. or later are considered “evening” classes. We will make every effort to announce decisions about evening classes by 2:30 p.m.

Where to find the latest information

  • Online: Go to and check to see if there is a notification at the top of the page. Additional details about campus, if any, will be posted at
  • Central Storm Phone: 860.832.3333
  • Check your Central email account
  • Television: Check for closing information on WFSB-TV, WTNH-TV, NBC CT, and Fox CT and/or check the stations’ websites
  • Emergency Notification System: The ENS system may be deployed if severe weather rapidly develops.
  • Central’s social media accounts:
    • “X” (formerly Twitter): @ccsu
    • Instagram: ccsu_official
    • Facebook: Central Connecticut State University

Campus parking ban

When snow or icy conditions are forecasted, Central’s parking ban automatically goes into effect. Under the parking ban, the following applies:

  • All vehicles must be removed from surface parking lots. Cars left in lots may be ticketed and towed.
  • Parking is allowed in the garages except for the top floors.
  • Staff and faculty required to report to work during inclement weather should park in the garages.

Travel decisions

Please keep in mind that only you can determine whether it is safe enough to travel to campus. Our decision to cancel, close, or delay is based on many factors, but not all individual situations can be considered. For example, roads in New Britain may be fine while another part of the state may be experiencing severe conditions.

We urge all parties to make allowances for different situations and the various levels of driving confidence.

Upon making your decision, please share it in a timely manner as follows:

  • Faculty who decide that conditions are not sufficiently safe for their travel are expected to 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.
  • Staff who decide they are unable to travel should alert their supervisor and charge that time to accrued leave.

We urge all parties to make allowances for the diversity of situations and the various levels of driving confidence.