Inclement Weather Policy
Elizabethtown College has developed a flexible policy to govern its actions during snow and inclement weather. At times, exceptions may have to be made to the policy, depending on the circumstances.
Delays, Closures, and Early Dismissals:
- Employees: Essential employees including Dining Services, Campus Safety, and Facilities should continue to report to campus at their regularly scheduled times. All non-essential employees should work remotely until the campus re-opens. If for safety or personal reasons, an employee cannot reach campus, they should contact their direct supervisor. Please note that the College recognizes family care may present challenges during weather events. Employees should do their best to follow the preceding guidelines in these situations or should contact their supervisor to make discuss any alternative arrangements.
- Students: With the exception of some experiential and hands-on learning courses (e.g., laboratory classes, fine art and performance classes, computer courses), classes will be delivered virtually during a campus delay, closure, or early dismissal. When the campus re-opens, courses will return to in-person delivery. Students should consult the inclement weather policy in their course syllabus and follow any additional guidance provided by their course instructor with regard to class delivery. Student-workers in essential departments such as dining services should report to work during closures or notify their supervisor if they are not able to report to work.
- Campus Events and Operations: All campus events scheduled during a delay, closure, or early dismissal will be canceled. Dining Services, Campus Safety, and other essential campus services will remain open.
The Vice President of Finance and Strategy decides whether delays, closings or early dismissals, due to weather conditions, are warranted. Decision for closing and delays will be made, if possible, by 5:30 a.m.
Any weather-related schedule changes for classes (other than SGPS classes)—cancellations, delays or early dismissals—will be announced electronically through the EC Alert outreach text and phone call service as well as through a College email announcement. A nnouncements regarding the cancellation of any College-run events will be made on the College website, etown.edu .
SGPS Inclement Weather Policies
When it snows or when weather conditions become extreme, these procedures are in effect for SGPS students:
Unless otherwise indicated, Elizabethtown administrative and departmental offices will remain open.
If extreme weather occurs or is predicted, the Dean of the School will review the situation. The decision to cancel Monday through Thursday ground classes will be made by 3 p.m.. Saturday classes are held at the facilitator’s discretion.
Individual course cancellations or schedule changes resulting from inclement weather will be posted on the SGPS website etown.edu/sgps. You may also call 1-800-877-2694 to check cancellation status; a recorded message will be placed on the voicemail when the office is closed.
If a ground class is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be the facilitator’s responsibility to schedule a make-up session or hold a class online via Canvas. A make-up class for a Weekend Seminar course will be determined for a time that is convenient to learners and faculty, meeting no later than nine days after the start of the course. Learners should contact both their advisor and facilitator if there is a conflict with a make-up class.