Closings & Delays – Procedures

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Communicating Campus Delays or Closings Due to Inclement Weather

Decisions: Who makes them and when?

Day Classes
For day classes, the decision regarding delays/cancellations/closings is usually made by 6 a.m. by the college president.

Night Classes
For evening classes, the decision regarding delays/cancellations/closings is usually made by 3 p.m. by the college president.

Notification
The official announcement regarding WVU Parkersburg class delays and cancellations and campus closings can be obtained from the following official college information sources:

  • Emergency Alert System: texts, phone calls, email,
  • Main switchboard number: 304-424-8000
  • Toll-free number: 1-800-WVA-WVUP
  • www.wvup.edu

Emergency Alert System

Please login to our Emergency Alert System to verify that your contact information is entered and correct. Texting is the fastest way both to send and receive alerts. Include your mobile device number to receive text messages of campus closings, delays and emergency situations.

Area media (radio, newspaper and television) are contacted to announce closing/delay information. Students should confirm media announcements from one of the above official college sources.