Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog

Cancellation of Classes


College Closing, Cancellation, or Delay of Classes

Springfield College Weather Notification

When there is a closing or delay due to inclement weather information will be posted at https://springfield.edu/department-of-public-safety/inclement-weather-notification.

Springfield College wishes to keep safe its community members during periods of inclement weather. The posted information will provide updates regarding weather-related class and event cancellations and office closings before and during inclement weather occurrences.

Typically, determination on whether a closing, cancellation or delayed opening is necessary will be made by 6 a.m. with notifications in place by 6:15 a.m. Broadcast media usually post the information shortly after that. Please keep in mind, however, that every situation is unique.

When a snowstorm or other weather event occurs during the workday, updated information regarding cancellation of the remainder of day classes, evening classes, and campus activities will be posted on the weather emergency notification page during the day.

Forms of Notification

When inclement weather necessitates that the main campus of Springfield College close, cancel, or delay events, the College undertakes the following forms of notification:

  • The Springfield College Weather Emergency Notification page

  • The Springfield College RAVE Alert notification system (text and email)

  • The Springfield College website

  • The Springfield College internal website, PrideNET

  • Springfield College Weather Emergency Telephone (413) 748-5999

  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Stories, Snapchat

  • Local television and radio stations

SC Alert/RAVE Alert Emergency Notification System:
Register or make changes to your Springfield College RAVE Alert account here.

Definition of Terms

  1. Canceled Classes is defined as the canceling of scheduled classes and the closing of College offices. 

  2. Delayed Opening is defined as scheduled classes canceled until the opening time and offices are closed until the designated time. 

  3. School Closed is defined as all classes and activities are canceled, all offices are closed except for basic services including food service and campus safety.

For Regional Campus students, faculty, and staff, 
closures, cancellations, or delays specific to one or several regional campuses are posted on individual campus home pages.  A phone message is also recorded on the phone system of the affected campus.