Message to Campus Community Concerning Severe Weather

Ithaca College remains officially open. Because of the severe weather currently impacting the region, however, we want to remind the campus community of our closing policies and procedures. As per the Ithaca College Policy Manual, weather conditions, no matter how extreme, normally will not close the College when classes are in session. Classes or specific activities may be delayed or canceled without an official closing.

Employees will be expected to work their normal hours unless the College is officially closed. A supervisor may not unilaterally decide to close a department. However, there are times when the College is not officially closed, but when conditions make it appropriate for a supervisor to be flexible in allowing employees to depart from their normal schedules. Employees who miss time because of late arrival, early departure, or absence due to inclement weather or other special condition may choose to make up the time, use personal or vacation time, or have a reduced paycheck if there are no accruals to use.

Any announcement of an official change in the College's operating status will be made via the Emergency Notification System (ENS) (, an Intercom Alert, and the Emergency Closing Hotline at (607) 274-1495.

More information about emergency closing policies can be found in the Ithaca College Policy Manual (/attorney/policies/vol2/Volume_2-209.htm).

Brian McAree
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life

Originally published in Intercom: Message to Campus Community Concerning Severe Weather.