WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION
During inclement weather events – including extreme cold, wind chill, ice and snow – Clarion safety personnel continuously monitor local conditions, National Weather Service precipitation and temperature forecasts, and local and regional weather advisories.
If it snows
Clarion University will remain open, classes will be held and services will be provided during periods of severe winter weather.
Only on those rare occasions when it is impossible to reasonably accommodate students and others because of weather-related conditions on campus will consideration be given to adjusting class schedules and/or employee work shifts or authorizing a part-day or full-day closing.
Decisions regarding cancellations and closings at the Clarion and Venango campuses will be handled separately. This is because Clarion is a residential campus (most students live on or near campus), and Venango is a commuter campus. Weather and road conditions can also vary between the two locations.
Faculty members unable to meet a class because of weather conditions must notify their department chairperson or dean (except in instances in which classes are canceled or the university is closed). Additionally, if the class is held at the Venango campus, the faculty member must notify the dean of the Venango campus. This notification may be oral or in writing, however, within one week of the canceled class, the faculty member must provide the department chairperson with a written confirmation of the cancellation and a plan for making up the class.
If schedules are changed
Announcements will be made ONLY if the university's regular operation is disrupted. Announcements will NOT be made saying the university is open.
Changes before 8 a.m.
- The university aims to announce changes in schedule affecting daytime classes and work shifts in a time frame which assures adult and commuter students are aware of cancellations or closings prior to leaving home.
Changes during the day
- Changes in schedule affecting the university's classes and work shifts during the regular day will be announced as soon as conditions warrant.
Changes in evening classes/work shifts
- The university will announce changes in schedule affecting evening classes and work shifts by 3 p.m., or earlier if conditions warrant.
If classes are delayed
If a decision is made to delay classes, the adjusted start time will be communicated via the Eagle Alert emergency text system and at www.clarion.edu/emergency.
How to stay informed
All changes to the university's operating schedule will be broadcast via the Eagle
Alert emergency text system. To receive text alerts on your mobile device about Clarion
University cancellations or closings, sign up for Eagle Alerts.
Up-to-date information will be available at www.clarion.edu/emergency, and notifications will also be sent to the media.
- WWCH 1300 AM/C93 92.7 FM
- MegaRock 105.5 FM
- WCUC Clarion University 91.7 FM
- CUTV Clarion University
- WCED 1420 AM
- WDSN (SUNNY) 106.5 FM
- Forever Radio Stations
- WKQW Oil City 96.3 FM
- WMGW Meadville 1490 AM
- KOOL 103.3 FM
- WTAE Radio and Television
- KDKA Radio and Television
There are numerous actions the university may take in response to inclement weather events. Please be advised of the following distinctions:
- Faculty and Students: University teaching faculty and students should not report to classes scheduled before the specified time.
- Student Employees: Student employees should not report to work until after the time stated in the delay announcement.
- Other Employees: All other employees shall report to work according to their regular schedules or as indicated by their supervisors.
- Specific references will be made regarding the status of athletic events and other campus activities.
Please Note: When classes are delayed (or all operations are delayed), follow the regular class schedule after the delay has ended. Classes that occurred during the delay period will not be made up. For classes that extend through multiple periods (e.g. class runs from 9 a.m. to noon), faculty and students should report for the remaining segment of the class period.
- Faculty and Students: University teaching faculty and students should not report to class.
- Student Employees: Student employees should not report to work.
- Other Employees: All other employees shall report to work according to their regular schedules or as indicated by their supervisors. In the case of university operations being canceled, only individuals identified as essential personnel should report to campus according to their regular schedules unless directed otherwise by their supervisors.
- Appropriate references will be made regarding athletic events and other campus activities.
University operations delayed
- Only individuals identified as 'Essential Personnel' should report to campus according to their regular schedules or as indicated otherwise by their supervisors. Other staff may be directed to report to campus to address matters of safety, maintenance or other issues as determined necessary by management.
University operations canceled
- Only individuals identified as 'Essential Personnel' should continue at their work site through the end of the regular workday unless directed otherwise by their supervisors. Other staff may be directed to remain at the work site to address matters of safety, maintenance or other issues as determined necessary by management.