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Emergency Preparedness

Weather Alert Notification

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Emergency Preparedness

Address:
Peoples Building
690 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3311

Weather Alert Notification: General

Please call WCU's Information Line at 610-436-1000. Please do not call Public Safety for class delays or cancellations as such calls will tie up phone lines needed for emergencies.

Pleas Note: Severe weather events that may require those on campus to take shelter will be categorized as Priority 1 Major Emergency and assessment and response to severe weather events will be conducted within the framework of the WCU Emergency Operations Plan .

Weather Emergency Policies and Procedures

For information on the University's response for snow removal and how to report hazardous conditions, see the WCU Facilities Snow Walks Plan.

Communication Timing

Announcements regarding daytime classes, delayed openings, or University closings will generally be publicized by 6:00 a.m. Announcements regarding evening classes will generally be publicized by 1:00 p.m. Evening classes are defined as those classes starting at 4 PM or thereafter.

On Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings, a one-hour delay means that the 8 a.m. class is canceled. A two-hour delay means that both the 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. classes are canceled.

On Tuesday or Thursday mornings, either a 90-minute delay or class cancellation will be called.

Essential Personnel

Although classes may be delayed or canceled, all essential personnel must report on their regular schedule.

Events and Other WCU-Related Functions

Generally, should adverse weather conditions make it inadvisable to operate the University, all University-related events or functions will also be canceled. The WCU homepage will carry the most up-to-date and specific information regarding event cancellation or postponement notices.

Persons attending events scheduled to occur at the University by non-University organizations should contact their event organizer for cancellation information.