Emergency Closing Information

Snow-covered campus

Albright inclement weather information is first posted through the college’s e2Campus alert system and the albright.edu website. Information on this page will be updated regularly. Please refresh your browser to ensure that you are receiving the most current information.

Live Like a Lion Day, originally scheduled for Monday, March 4, is postponed due to the weather. It will be held on Monday, March 11.

Updated March 3, 9 p.m.

Hello again, Albrightians –

I hope you are all warm and comfortable on this snowy Sunday evening. For the safety of our community and to ensure that our facilities and grounds crew has ample time to make campus safe for travel, offices will open and classes will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, March 4. Designated key emergency personnel should report to campus as assigned.

For our resident students, the following facilities will open early:

  • Dining Hall – 7 a.m. (normal schedule)
  • Schumo Center – 8 a.m.
  • Student Center desk – 9 a.m.
  • Day shuttle will begin running at 9:30 a.m.

All other facilities and offices will open at 10 a.m. in accordance with the college opening.

Please note that as the weather unfolds, it is possible that a late opening may change to a later opening or a closing. A team will convene early tomorrow morning to reassess, and if a change is made, you will receive notification no later than 8 a.m. In addition to your email and e2 Campus, the Albright website is your first stop for emergency closing information. When you visit, please refresh your browser to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

As you travel to campus tomorrow, please use caution and be safe. If you have concerns, use your best judgment and contact your professor or supervisor if you feel conditions are unsafe.

Stay warm, all!

Updated Sunday, March 3, 5:07 p.m.

Hello, Albrightians –

March sure is coming in like a lion. Due to the current weather conditions, several facilities will be closing early this evening.

–       Dining Hall – closing at 7 p.m.
–       Jake’s Place – closing at 8 p.m.
–       Gingrich Library – closing at 6 p.m.
–       Schumo Center – closing at 6 p.m.
–       Student Center desk – closing at 6 p.m.

Additionally, the Sunday Sinfonia rehearsal and the Sweeney Todd rehearsal scheduled for this evening have been canceled.

As mentioned on Friday, please stay tuned for more information about how this winter weather will impact tomorrow’s schedule. We will be back in touch later tonight with a decision.

Thank you and have a good night!

Albright College Inclement Weather or Emergency Closing 2018-2019
Faculty and Staff Information

What Things Mean

College Opening Late. When Albright designates a late opening time (such as 9:30 or 10 a.m.), classes beginning before the designated time are canceled.

Day Classes Canceled. All classes on the main campus normally scheduled from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. are canceled, and administrative offices are closed. Designated key emergency personnel should report to work. Please note: Because of changing conditions, evening classes may be held even when day classes have been cancelled.

Evening Classes Canceled. All classes on the main campus normally scheduled from 5 p.m. and after are canceled. (See also SPS info below.)

Activities, athletic events or individual facilities may be canceled or closed even when the college is open. Individual events may take place even when classes are canceled.

Status may change: For example, a one-hour delay may later change to a two-hour or longer delay or change to a closing. Late-afternoon and evening classes may be cancelled even if the college has been open all day.

Faculty and Staff: Key emergency personnel must report even when classes are canceled. For complete information on reporting, see the Albright College weather policy on the Albright intranet or in the Employee Handbook.

School of Professional Studies (SPS) locations: Check the Albright website for continuously updated information about closings in all SPS locations: https://www.albright.edu/emergency-closing-information/

How to Find Out What’s Happening

e2Campus text messages, the Albright website, and college email, are the first places where information is posted and updated. Information is also posted to Facebook and Twitter as it becomes available.

  • e2Campus text message: A brief text message from the emergency text messaging system e2Campus will provide status updates. Sign up or login here, and keep your cell phone on.
  • Albright website: Top-level information is posted on the home page; more detailed info is at https://www.albright.edu/emergency-closing-information/