Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

It is the goal of Coppin State University to remain open and hold classes as scheduled. However, in the interest of safety, the President of the University, in consultation with the CSU Police Department, Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF) and the Provost will make the final decision to close the campus, delay opening or close early due to poor weather conditions. The VPAF will be responsible for coordinating these conversations.

Individual schools, colleges and departments are not authorized to make their own decisions on closings, delayed openings or cancellation of classes. Administrative offices may remain open although classes are cancelled.

Notifications

The VPAF will notify University Relations (by phone), the Chief of the University Police Department (by phone) and then the University Vice Presidents (by text message); and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Office will notify the Academic Deans.

As soon as a decision is made, the following steps are taken to notify the university community:

§ An e-mail announcement from the Office of President will be sent campus-wide. 

§ A recorded message from ITD will be available at 410.951.3000

§ Closing announcements will be relayed through Blackboard Connect by University Relations (UR) and posted on CSU’s web site, Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/coppinstateuniv and at https://www.facebook.com/coppinstateuniversity. (IT)

Additionally, the Office of University Relations will contact the news media by 5:30 a.m. if day classes must be cancelled. If it becomes necessary to cancel evening classes or events, the Office of University Relations will contact the news media by 4:00 p.m.

“University is Closed” only essential employees are scheduled to report to work (non-essential personnel will be granted administrative leave):

"Day classes are cancelled.” Offices are open (evening classes will continue unless specified in the announcement) all non-faculty staff are expected to report to work at their regularly scheduled start time (or use annual leave): faculty are expected to maintain their normal posted office hours.

"School will open at ______. Faculty, staff and students are expected to report by the time indicated in the announcement.

*Status of off-site centers will be specified in the announcement if different than status of main campus.*

Essential Employees: Each Vice President should maintain his/her own list of essential personnel and is responsible for the individuals knowing they are considered essential for the purposes of this policy.

Radio and Television Stations to be used for media announcements:

Baltimore Metro Area:

WWMX Radio (106.5 FM) WMAR-TV (Channel 2)

WEAA Radio (88.9 FM) WBAL-TV (Channel 11)

WLIF Radio (101.9 FM) WBFF-TV (Channel 45)

HEAVEN 600 Radio (600 AM) WJZ-TV (Channel 13)

WQSR Radio (105.7 FM)

WERQ Radio (92.3 FM)

WWIN Radio (95.9 FM)

WXYV Radio (102.7 FM)

WBAL Radio (1090 AM)

Washington D.C. Metro Area:

WTOP Radio (1500 AM) WJLA-TV (Channel 7)

WHUR Radio (96.3 FM) WRC-TV (Channel 4)


Revised: March 4, 2013