Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy
Updated: 722/16
Contact: Facilities Administrative Director

Inclement weather may force the College to cancel on-campus co-curricular activities (i.e. athletic competitions, lectures, performances, etc.) and possibly, but very rarely, classes. The decision to cancel individual campus events is the responsibility of the event sponsor.

The decision to cancel all classes and all campus events at the College due to inclement weather will be made by the President and/or a designee. In the event that it is necessary to cancel all classes and events at the College due to inclement weather the following procedure will apply:

  • The President will contact the Director of Communications and the Vice President for Finance and Operations that the College will cancel classes and events that day. The Director of Communications will notify media representatives and the campus community via email and text message.
  • The Vice President for Finance and Operations will contact the supervisor of the Central Services to arrange for a message to be recorded on the William Jewell phone lines.
  • The cancellation notice will be posted at

When an announcement is made that the College has cancelled all classes and events, faculty, staff, administrative staff, and students will not be expected to report that day or evening for work, classes or co-curricular activities. Supervisors may note individual exceptions for essential services that are important to serving the needs of our residential students. Essential services include sufficient staffing for campus safety, facilities management/grounds crew, and food service and may also include the library and the Mabee Center depending upon the conditions.

A cancellation notification will be sent via the Jewell Alert text alert system.