Emergency Closing Information | Albright College

Emergency Closing Information

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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.

Good morning, Albrightians –

Based on current road conditions, travel restrictions from the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, and the safety of our community, all administrative offices will be closed today, Thursday, Dec. 17. The Albright Early Learning Center will also be closed. In accordance with the college’s Weather Policy, all essential weather personnel are required to report to work as scheduled, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.

As mentioned Tuesday evening, for all those who are currently working remotely due to the pandemic, if you are able to work today and you wish to do so, please do. Our two-week holiday break is coming up and today might be a great time to catch up on work that needs to be completed before the break. Or, if you wish to take a snow day, you may do so. If you take a snow day, please be aware that some of your colleagues may be working. You are encouraged to be responsive to other team members who might require your assistance, particularly if it is a time sensitive matter since we will only have one more work day before the break.

Many thanks to our hardworking facilities and grounds crews who have been working round the clock since the snowstorm started to make sure our campus is clear from snow and ice, and to our public safety team for weathering this storm to keep our community safe.

As the winter progresses, please remember that updates regarding late openings and closings will be sent via e2campus and email, and may also be found on the Albright website. When visiting the website, please be sure to refresh your browser to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

If you have not already checked to make sure your e2campus account is up to date, please take a few minutes to login and check your e2campus account settings. Personal accounts expire every few years, and carrier changes (even if you keep your phone number) can stop or delay your emergency notifications.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy, and enjoy the snow!

Good evening, Albrightians –

I hope you are all healthy and well. It seems that winter weather is upon us. As you are probably aware, a significant snowstorm is predicted to begin midday tomorrow and last through Thursday. Though the college is not currently in academic session and the majority of our community members are already working remotely due to the pandemic, it has been decided, out of an abundance of caution, that all administrative offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 16.

In accordance with the college’s Weather Policy, all essential weather personnel are required to report to work as scheduled, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. For all those who are currently working remotely, if you are able to work and you wish to do so, please do. And, if you wish to take a snow day, you may do so. If you take a snow day, please be aware that some of your colleagues may be working. You are encouraged to be responsive to other team members who might require your assistance, particularly if it is a time sensitive matter since our two-week winter break is just around the corner.

As the winter progresses, please remember that updates regarding late openings and closings will be sent via e2campus and email, and may also be found on the Albright website. When visiting the website, please be sure to refresh your browser to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

If you have not already checked to make sure your e2campus account is up to date, please take a few minutes to login and check your e2campus account settings. Personal accounts expire every few years, and carrier changes (even if you keep your phone number) can stop or delay your emergency notifications.

The Weather Response Team will continually monitor the storm once it begins and will reconvene tomorrow afternoon to discuss plans for Thursday. We will be back in touch with you by tomorrow evening regarding Thursday’s status.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy, and enjoy the snow!


Albright College Inclement Weather or Emergency Closing

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/

Albright College weather-related policies: