Emergency Closing Information
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Updated: 4/1/2018 at 5:50 p.m.
Good evening, Albrightians –
Happy Easter and a blessed Passover to all who celebrate. Due to the forecast and the heavy snow predicted during the morning commute, offices will open and classes will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrow, April 2. Designated key emergency personnel should report to campus as assigned. The Admission event, Live Like a Lion Day, scheduled for 9 a.m., is cancelled.
For our resident students, dining facilities will open as follows:
- Dining Hall – normal schedule, 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Jake’s Place, Rockland Market, Peg’s Café and Jake’s Java – 11 a.m.
Additional facilities will open as follows:
- Gingrich Library – 11 a.m.
- McMillan Student Center – 9 a.m., with usual activities available, and crafts beginning at 11 a.m.
- Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being – 8 a.m.
- Day shuttle will begin running at 10:30 a.m.
Based on the current forecast we do not foresee afternoon or evening classes and events being impacted by this weather event. If this changes, we will let you know as soon as possible. Updates will be sent via email and posted to the Albright website: https://www.albright.edu/emergency-closing-information/ When you visit, please refresh your browser to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information.
Thank you, be safe, and have a wonderful evening!
Albright College Inclement Weather or Emergency Closing 2017-2018
Faculty and Staff Information
What Things Mean
One-Hour Delay/Late Opening. Students report to the class they would normally be in at 9 a.m., with the exception of classes from 8-9:20 a.m., which are cancelled. Classes end at normal time. All offices open as soon as possible but no later than 9:30 a.m.
Two-Hour Delay/Late Opening. Students report to the class they normally would be in at 10 a.m. Classes will end at their normal time. All offices open as soon as possible but no later than 10:30 a.m.
Day Classes Cancelled. All classes on the main campus normally scheduled from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. are cancelled, 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 Cancelled. All classes on the main campus normally scheduled from 5 p.m. and after are cancelled. (See also SPS info below.)
Activities, athletic events or individual facilities may be cancelled or closed even when the College is open. Individual events may take place even when classes are cancelled.
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 cancelled. 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, campus voice mail, and the weather and emergency hotline 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 at e2campus.com/my/alb/signup.htm, 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/