CATALOG: Campus Closings, Emergency Announcements


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 landline phones, cell phones, e-mail addresses or other mobile devices. The college community may sign up for RCC Alerts by going to the RCC website.  Multiple devices (cell phones, pagers, 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 AM. 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 in-person class meetings and events and activities are canceled at that campus. No faculty, staff, or students shall report to the closed campus. Closings occurring during the day will be announced on the RCC website, RCC Alert, and college email.

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. If there is no announcement class 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 the RCC website, sent from RCC Alert, and released to social and local media.

Last modified on 08-26-2019