Inclement Weather School Closing Information
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 school will be delayed.
In such delayed opening circumstances, a "one-hour delay" means that the school day will begin with courses scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
A "two-hour delay" implies that the school day will begin with courses scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m.
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 normally be made by 8 a.m. Chestnut Hill College faculty, staff and students are therefore advised to recheck the announcements until 8 a.m., prior to departing for school or work.
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.
The announcement concerning closing or delayed opening is normally made on:
-the College's main number, 215.248.7009 (This is a Voice Mail Announcement-please do not leave messages on this line)
-the College’s website, www.chc.edu
-KYW Radio (AM 1060) – The Chestnut Hill College number is 126.
There may be times when bad weather conditions develop during the day and a decision is made to cancel evening and/or weekend classes in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies and/or in the School of Graduate Studies. This information would also be announced on the College’s website (www.chc.edu), by Voice Mail Announcement (215-248-7009) and on KYW radio. The Broadcast Number for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is 1094 and the number for the School of Graduate Studies is 2155.
If weather conditions change, a closing announcement may be made up to 3 p.m. Chestnut Hill College faculty and students are therefore advised to recheck the announcements until 3 p.m., prior to departing for evening classes.
Off-campus programs are subject to the closing procedures of the host school.
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.
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.