While the College does its best to utilize the news media, from time to time
miscommunication and/or malfunctions of media equipment may occur. The
will be posted on the College’s three main telephone numbers and on the web
site. It would be prudent to check several sources.
For delayed openings (reported in the media as “Inclement Weather” schedule or “Two-
hour delay”), staff will be asked to arrive by 10:00 am, earlier if feasible, take only a
30-minute lunch, and work until 5:00 pm. Staff members are encouraged to use their
best judgment when assessing their ability to travel safely to work. A staff member who
believes road conditions to work are too hazardous should inform his or her supervisor.
In addition, commuter students are expected to use good judgement when
deciding if conditions in their particular location are too severe. The college
cannot know the conditions present at each commuter’s home, nor can the college
be responsible for each commuter’s decision or safety.
Faculty will work with commuters who miss class due to dangerous road
conditions; however, it is the student’s responsibility to keep up with lectures,
turn in all assignments, take exams/tests, etc.
Regardless of delay or cancellation, students are responsible for class work and
assignments. In the case of cancellation, students should expect the assignments,
tests, presentations, etc. to be due on the next class period, unless the instructor
has informed the student differently on the course syllabus.
Sources to Rely on for Status of Classes on the Main Campus
Bluefield College RamAlert e-mail and text messaging emergency notification
Bluefield College e-mail list-serves for students, faculty and staff (“BCall” and
Bluefield College web site atwww.bluefield.edu
. If a notice is not posted to the
home page, use the linkwww.bluefield.edu/weather.
Bluefield College main telephone number: 276.326.3682
Bluefield College main telephone number: 800.872.0175
Bluefield College main telephone number: 800.872.0176
On-campus residence hall directors or resident advisors
WVNS-CBS TV 59
J-104 Radio: FM 104.5
Kicks Country Radio: FM 106.3 and 107.7
The Eagle Radio: FM 100.9 and 100.1
WHIS Talk Radio: AM 1440 and 1470
Spirit FM Radio: FM 91.1
Star 95 Radio: FM 95.9
General Policy for Students Attending Classes NOT on the Main Campus in Bluefield
The decision to delay or cancel classes is based on two primary factors: 1) current