WEATHER “CLOSURE” POLICY

San Juan College will close because of severe weather when normal operation would pose a significant hazard to students, staff, faculty and the community attending classes or other activities.  When the campus is closed, classes will not be held and meetings and scheduled community events are cancelled unless prior arrangements have been made with appropriate college officials.  All areas and operations not defined as “essential” are closed.
 
Weekdays: Bad weather conditions, including snow, are monitored by officials of the College in conjunction with officials of the local community school districts; however the College will be the final determinant for any campus closures.  The College will make every attempt to follow the closures (two hour delay - 8:00 am to 10:00 am or all day closure - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) of the Farmington School District in accordance with bad weather conditions, Monday through Friday.  The Health and Human Performance Center will make a separate determination regarding early morning closure from 4:00 am to 8:00 am; then follow the College closure or delay procedure after 8:00 am.  Weekday evenings (after 5 pm) campus closures will be determined by 2:00 pm of that day by the Vice President for Student Services (or designee).
 
Weekends: Classes or activity cancellations due to bad weather on all campuses will be made in consultation with the Department of Public Safety and the Vice President for Student Services (or designee).  In all cases, the determination for closure or delay will be communicated to the public and the campus through the Public Relations Office for the College.
 
Notification: SIGN UP FOR RAVE ALERTS.  Radio and televisions stations will be notified of snow closures or delays.  The information will also be posted on the College web site and sent to all employees and students through the official email system.  A recorded message will be available through the main switchboard at 326-3311.  Day closures will be announced between 6:00 am and 8:00 am, evening closures by 2:00 pm if possible.  As a rule, the College is open unless otherwise notified.  Students should make their own determination as to whether they can make it safely to the College campus.
 
Controlled Access: The College will pursue a protocol of controlled access during announced closure or delay periods.  Access to the campus during times of closure will be allowed only through a controlled point at Sunrise Parkway and Education Drive.  Only authorized individuals will be allowed access through this access point, all other entrances to the campus will be closed.