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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

official

message

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

Primary Source

Bluefield College RamAlert e-mail and text messaging emergency notification

system

Bluefield College e-mail list-serves for students, faculty and staff (“BCall” and

“BCstudents”)

Bluefield College web site at

www.bluefield.edu

. If a notice is not posted to the

home page, use the link

www.bluefield.edu/weather.

Secondary Sources

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

Other Sources

WVVA-TV 6

WDBJ-TV 7

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

weather/road