Georgian’s campus closure procedure is changing
February 02, 2015

In an effort to provide college operations as fully as possible, Georgian’s closure procedure has been changed to allow for the possibility of re-opening campuses that have closed earlier in the day due to weather or other emergency situations.

A campus may be able to re-open if, for instance:

  • Weather has improved and parking lots are cleared and sanded
  • Hydro, heat or water has been interrupted but later restored
  • Other similar circumstances have been resolved and it’s safe and practical to re-open

If the college is considering re-opening a campus later in the day, this possibility will be noted when the closure is first announced.

It will then be your responsibility to monitor the Georgian website, Blackboard and/or local news media to check whether classes and other operations will resume.

If campuses are re-opened, students and staff are expected to attend.

Timing of closures and openings:

  • Every effort will be made to make decisions on closing by 6 a.m. and to communicate this news beginning by 6:30 a.m. If a re-opening for noon or evening classes is being considered, this will be mentioned in the 6:30 a.m. message.

For a noon opening, the decision will be made at 9:30 a.m. Communications will begin by 10 a.m.

  • If a closure is expected to continue beyond noon, a decision will be made by 9:30 a.m. Communications will begin at 10 a.m.
  • Decisions on evening classes will be made by 2:30 p.m. Communications will begin by 3 p.m.
  • Decisions to close a campus may be made at any time (depending on emergency situations) and this will be communicated as quickly as possible by all available means.

Deciding to travel to Georgian:

  • If you feel the weather is a risk to your personal safety, you must take responsibility and make travel decisions based on what’s best for you. Reasonable decisions will not put you at a disadvantage. If you are missing a class, exam, assignment or other deadline, you need to contact your instructor or the appropriate academic office to discuss alternative arrangements.