Inclement Weather School Closing Information

School of Undergraduate Studies

As Chestnut Hill College is a residential campus, every effort will be made to keep the business of the College running as close to a normal schedule as possible; however, if weather factors are unfavorable and not expected to improve, classes normally will be cancelled for the day. If there is a good chance that conditions will be acceptable by mid-morning, the opening of the College will be delayed.

 

One-Hour Delay *

In such delayed opening circumstances, a "one-hour delay" means that the College day will open at 9:30 a.m. with classes starting at 9:30 a.m.

 

Two-Hour Delay *

A "two-hour delay" means that the College day will open at 10:30 a.m. with classes starting at 11 a.m.
 

*Delays are based upon the standard block schedule** (Click here to view the block schedule.) Classes held outside of the standard block will receive directions from instructors. At times, it may be appropriate for classes held outside of the standard block* to begin late. For example, on a two hour delay, a class that normally meets from 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., may begin at 11 a.m. in order to minimize missed class time.

 

In the case of an announced delayed opening, if the situation should worsen and if a subsequent decision is made to cancel classes and close the College, a closing announcement will be made by 7 a.m. Chestnut Hill College faculty, staff and students are therefore advised to recheck the announcements until 7 a.m., prior to departing for school or work.

 

This information will be made available through the College’s Emergency Notification System and will also be announced on the College’s website www.chc.edu , by voice mail at 215.248.7009 and on KYW radio (1060 AM). The broadcast number for SUS is 126.

 

If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.

 

Campus Student Activities Programming

At times, previously scheduled on-campus student life activities and events will continue to be held even when the College is closed. Chestnut Hill College students, faculty and staff should check the Calendar for campus programming updates.

 

School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS)

When bad weather conditions develop during the day, the College will make a decision to cancel evening classes no later than 3 p.m. This information will be made available through the College’s Emergency Notification System and will also be announced on the College’s website, by voice mail at 215.248.7009 and on KYW radio (1060 AM). The broadcast number for SCPS is 1094. Closing information for Saturday classes will be reported in a similar manner.

 

SCPS classes scheduled at off-site locations will be cancelled if CHC and/or the off-site locations close. If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.

 

School of Graduate Studies

While most classes in the School of Graduate Studies are scheduled for the evening hours, some courses are scheduled during the day, including Saturdays. Any decisions about school closing or delayed opening during the day apply to all three schools.

 

For evening classes, when bad weather conditions develop during the day, the College will make a decision to cancel evening classes no later than 3 p.m. This information will be made available through the College’s Emergency Notification System and will also be announced on the College’s website www.chc.edu , by voice mail at 215.248.7009 and on KYW radio (1060 AM). The broadcast number for SGS is 2155. Closing information for Saturday classes will be reported in a similar manner.

 

Students taking classes at the DeSales campus should follow DeSales' decisions regarding delays and closures. SGS classes scheduled at any other off-site location will be cancelled if CHC and/or the off-site location close.

 

If the College is open, faculty, staff and students are expected to report to campus. However, due to regional differences in weather conditions, your safety and welfare are paramount. Please take appropriate precautions, when necessary.

 

Staff Information

In the case of a delayed opening, staff employees are expected to arrive at work as soon as the College is open or at the beginning of their normal work shift, whichever is later. For a one-hour delay, offices will open no later than 9:30 a.m. For a two-hour delay, offices will open no later than 10:30 a.m.

 

When the College is Not Closed

When the College is open, all students and employees are expected to report to campus. Appropriate precautions should be taken, such as an earlier-than-usual departure from home to compensate for travel delays. Please refer to the Inclement Weather Policy (Policy #3.11, effective March 1, 2004) found in the Staff Handbook.

 

Emergency Notification Service

Chestnut Hill College provides a web-based service that uses voice messaging, text messaging, electronic mail and RSS feeds to send critical messages to the campus community. It is subscription-based and requires members of the Chestnut Hill College community to opt into the service.

 

While the service is free, standard voice and text messaging charges may apply.

 

Sign up for Emergency Alerts 

Need help signing up? Look at the e2Campus Help and Support page. If you have already signed up and want to update your information, click here.

 

If you have any questions about Campus Safety and Security, email campussafety@chc.edu  

 

**Click here to view the Standard Block Schedule.