In case of Inclement Weather...
The following radio and television stations are notified when the college is forced to close or to operate on a delayed schedule because of inclement weather.
NOTE: Separate announcements are made for day and evening classes. If no announcement is made, the college will be open as usual.
- WDBJ Channel 7 Roanoke
- WSLS Channel 10 Roanoke
- Q99 99.1 FM Roanoke
- K92 92.3 FM Roanoke
- Star Country 94.9 FM Roanoke
- WFIR 960 AM Roanoke
- VIBE 100.1 FM Lynchburg
- WRAD 1460 AM Radford
- NASH 107.1 FM Pulaski
- WFNR 710 AM Christiansburg
- WBRW 105.3 FM Christiansburg
- Super Sports 101.7 FM Christiansburg
- WNRV 990 AM Pearisburg
- Mix 100.7 FM Christiansburg
The following steps will be followed in the event that New River Community College elects to go on a delayed schedule:
- Area radio and television stations as listed above will be notified that New River Community College is opening at a specific time. Normally this will be 10:00 a.m.
- When the college opens at 10:00 a.m., classes scheduled to start after that time will meet for their normal duration. Classes originally scheduled before 10:00 a.m. will not meet, except for classes that would ordinarily extend past 10:00 a.m. (For example, for a 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. class, students should report at 10:00 a.m.) Should a later time of opening be announced, the same logic will apply.
The following are some suggestions for obtaining accurate information during inclement weather:
- Listen to more than one radio or television station. We strive to provide accurate up-to-date information to each station. However, mistaken information is sometimes aired. Verify the information you hear with the broadcast of another station.
- Listen to the announcements more than once. Occasionally, severe weather warrants that a decision to delay opening be changed to a decision to close.
- Check your e-mail. Immediately following placement of calls to radio and television stations, an e-mail message will be sent to faculty and staff.
- Call NRCC (674-3600). You will reach the automated attendant. Don't dial an extension; simply hold the line to hear the recorded information.
- Check the college’s web site. In the event of a closing or delay, an effort will be made to post this information on the college’s web site (www.nr.edu). Students and NRCC personnel are encouraged to utilize this option, but please be aware that technical/logistical difficulties sometimes prevent this information from being posted in a timely manner.
- The “NRCC Alert” system will also provide notifications regarding cancellations or delays. But please do not rely solely on receiving an alert through this system; also utilize several of the resources described above in any questionable weather situations just to be sure. To sign up for “NRCC Alert,” go to https://www.nr.edu/alert and register.
Remember, we do not announce via radio and television that the college is open. Announcements will be made only if the college will be closed or operating on a delayed schedule.
Make-Up of Course Work
In the event that class time is lost due to inclement weather or other circumstances, students are expected to make up the academic work that would have been completed had the normal schedule been followed. Individual faculty members shall hold primary responsibility for assigning make-up work, or otherwise protecting the academic integrity of time spent in class and course material being covered.
In unusual circumstances, the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services may direct the faculty to hold a specified number of make-up sessions, or the academic calendar may otherwise be modified.
When the college remains open but inclement weather causes difficulty in traveling, reasonable judgment is the prevailing criterion for individual decision-making. When local road conditions are questionable, NRCC students and personnel may find it necessary to refrain from attempting to reach campus or off campus class locations.
If classes are missed due to personal decisions of this nature, faculty are encouraged to allow students to make up any academic work which they have missed. It is the individual student’s responsibility to take the initiative to make up any classwork that has been missed.