Inclement Weather Communications Protocol

When adverse weather conditions affect the routine operations of Berea College, information regarding class cancellations, delayed openings, and/or College closings will be publicized via several media outlets, including the following.

  • Text messages to E-2 campus subscribers.
  • Mass emails from Public Safety to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Posts on the College’s website and Facebook page.
  • Announcements made on local media outlets specifically television stations WLEX and WKYT and radio stations WKXO and WEKU - FM.

For closure and delayed openings due to weather conditions, an announcement will be publicized by 6:00 A.M. Essential personnel, who have been identified by their supervisors, will need to report as soon as they are able to safely do so. Non-essential personnel and students residing off campus should refrain from coming to campus for personal safety and to avoid placing unnecessary demand on Public Safety and Facilities Management staff. If there is a closing or delay, additional information may be found on the College’s website and Facebook page.

Academic and Labor Inclement Weather Plan

2 HOUR DELAY

Academic Department

Classes starting after 5:00 p.m. will meet as scheduled. For any class that is not accounted for in the grid below the instructor and student(s) should work together to make arrangements.

For a Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00 a.m. start:

Typical Time of Class Alternate Time
8:00-9:10 MWF 10:00 am-10:50 am
9:20-10:30 MWF 11:00 am-11:50 am
10:40-11:50 MWF 12:00 pm-12:50 pm
12:00-1:10 MWF 1:00 pm-1:50 pm
1:20-2:30 MWF 2:00 pm-2:50 pm
2:40-3:50 MWF 3:00 pm-3:50 pm
4:00-5:10 MWF No Change
Two-Hour Blocks  
MW 8:00-9:50 10:00 am-11:50 am
MW 8:40-10:30 10:00 am-11:50 am
MW 12:40-2:30 1:30 pm-2:50 pm
MW 4:00-5:50 No Change
Three-Day Long Blocks  
8:00-9:50 MWF 10:00 am-11:50 am
10:40-12:30 MWF 12:00 pm-1:20 pm
2:40-4:30 MWF 3:00 pm-4:50 pm
ART  
9:00-11:50 MW 10:00 am-12:50 pm
2:40-5:30 MW 3:00 pm-5:50 pm
Science Labs  
2:40-5:30 3:00 pm-5:50 pm
50 or 30-minute Classes 
(Partial-Credit Courses)

8:00-8:50 M, W, or F
Canceled
9:00-9:50 M, W, or F
10:00 am-10:50 am
10:00-10:50 M, W, or F 11:00 am-11:50 am
11:00-11:50 M, W, or F 12:00 pm-12:50 pm
12:00-12:50 M, W, or F
Canceled
1:00-1:50 M, W, or F 2:00 pm-2:50 pm
2:00-2:50 M, W, or F 3:00 pm-3:50 pm
3:00-3:50 M, W, or F Canceled
4:00-4:50 M, W, or F No Change

For a Tuesday or Thursday 10:00 a.m. start:

Typical Time of Class Alternate Time
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:50 10:00 am-11:20 am
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-11:50 11:30 am-12:50 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:50 No Change
ART  
8:00-10:50 10:00 am-12:30 pm
9:00-11:50 10:00 am-12:30 pm
12:00-2:50 12:40 pm-2:50 pm
Science Labs  
8:00-11:00 10:00 am-12:30 pm
12:00-2:50 12:40 pm-2:50 pm
8:30-11:30 10:00 am-12:30 pm
50 or 30-minute Classes 
(Partial-Credit Courses)

8:00-8:50 TR
10:00 am-10:35 am
9:00-9:50 TR
10:45 am-11:20 am
10:00-10:50 TR 11:30 am-12:05 pm
11:00-11:50 TR 12:15 pm-12:50 pm
12:00-12:50 TR
Canceled
1:00-1:50 TR No Change
2:00-2:50 TR No Change


Labor Program

Except for the following designated essential work areas, all student morning work schedules until 10 a.m. are cancelled.

  • College Farms
  • Dining Services
  • Child Development Laboratory (report at 9:30 am)
  • Facilities Management Grounds
  • Facilities Management Housekeeping
  • Public Safety
  • Residential Halls


ENTIRE DAY

NON-ESSENTIAL WORK AND ACADEMIC CLASSES CANCELED

Labor Program

Except for the following designated essential work areas, student work schedules will be canceled for the entire day. However, any student assigned to a work area that is open for all or part of the day can, with the permission of the labor supervisor, choose to work.

  • College Farms
  • Dining Services
  • Facilities Management Grounds
  • Facilities Management Housekeeping
  • Public Safety
  • Residential Halls