WVU Potomac State College Inclement Weather Policy
Outlined for Students, Faculty, Staff
As winter approaches, the campus community is reminded how the University responds when harsh weather occurs.
Should conditions occur making travel potentially dangerous, both students and employees are reminded to use their own good judgment before venturing out.
Any decision to convert classes to online, delay/cancel classes or close the College will be made after administrators have consulted on the condition of campus roads and grounds as well as conditions in the vicinity.
A declaration of a weather emergency by the governor does not automatically close WVU campuses and offices.
Students should inform and work with their instructors and work supervisors regarding expected absences due to inclement weather.
Faculty should also make every effort to notify students in advance if they need to cancel class.
Faculty and students who are working in patient care areas or in clinical rotations should check with their program director or clinic manager.
In the event inclement weather affects classes or the daily operation of the College, many departments will remain operational, including dining and residence hall services, roads and grounds crews, and others. These departments are reminded to review their emergency internal operating procedures.
Unless the College is closed, employees who need to be on campus will need to work with their supervisors to take annual leave or flex their schedule within the work week.
If administrators decide to convert classes to online, delay/cancel classes or close the College, students and employees will be informed through the following outlets:
- PSC Alert text message
- A message across the top of the College’s website
- Message on the College’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
- A recording on the campus switchboard (304-788-6800)
- Announcements on regional radio and TV stations
Weather announcements will be made on the following media outlets:
WKLP/WQZK, Keyser, WV
WTBO/WKGO GO 106, Cumberland, MD
WCBC/WKZG Oldies 107, Cumberland, MD
WCMD, Cumberland, MD
WFRB, Cumberland, MD
WKHJ/WWHC, Oakland, MD
WELD, Fisher, WV
WQWV, Petersburg, WV
WV Public Radio, Charleston, WV
WDVM-TV Hagerstown, MD
WJAC-TV, Channel 6, Johnstown, PA