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Campus Closings – Emergency Announcements

RCC Alert

RCC Alert is a College service used to send emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to your cell phone, pager, and/or e-mail account. In the event of a campus closing or emergency, RCC Alert will send important updates to a landline phones,  cell phones, e-mail addresses or other mobile devices. Students sign up for RCC Alerts by going to alert.rappahannock.edu. Multiple devices (cell phones, pages, PDAs) may be added to a RCC Alert account. Alerts can be sent to all devices listed on the account.

Inclement Weather and Non-scheduled Closings

In the event of an emergency or inclement weather, a decision regarding a closing or late opening will be made by 6:00 A.M. In the absence of any announcement, classes will be held.

Announcements will be made as follows:

Day Class Closings: When an individual campus is closed, all classes are canceled at that particular campus. No faculty, staff, or students are to report to that campus.

Closings occurring during the day will be announced by the Academic Deans on each campus and communicated to any other appropriate locations through site administrators.

Evening Class Closings: If a decision is not made by 6:00 A.M., an announcement regarding the cancellation of evening classes will be made as soon as possible but not later than 4:00 P.M. If there is no announcement, classes will be held.

Late Openings: Classes will begin when the college officially opens and any remaining time for instruction will be utilized. For example, if a class is scheduled to begin at 9:30 A.M. and the college opens at 10:00 A.M., instruction for that class will commence at 10:00 A.M.

Safety Notice: If classes are held, each individual must assess conditions at the point from which that person is traveling, since conditions can vary greatly throughout the service region. No one is expected to place attendance above personal safety. However, if a student does miss a class, it will be the student’s responsibility to contact the professor as soon as possible to make arrangements for completing class work.

Announcements: Closing announcements will be posted on www.rappahannock.edu. Announcements will be broadcast on local radio and television stations, and an RCC Alert message will be sent.

Radio:

WRVA 1140 AM RICHMOND
WFLS 93.3 FM FREDERICKSBURG
WNIS 96.1 FM NORFOLK
WXGM 99.1 FM GLOUCESTER
WNNT 100.9 FM WARSAW
WKWI 101.7 FM KILMARNOCK
WIGO 104.9 FM KILMARNOCK
WRAR 105.5 FM TAPPAHANNOCK 

Television Stations:

WTKR-TV CHANNEL 3 NORFOLK
WTVR-TV CHANNEL 6 RICHMOND
WRIC-TV CHANNEL 8 RICHMOND
WAVY-TV CHANNEL 10 PORTSMOUTH
WWBT-TV CHANNEL 12 RICHMOND
WVEC-TV CHANNEL 13 NORFOLK

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on July 23, 2012. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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