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Closings & Delays

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
  • WSLQ 99 FM Roanoke
  • WVTF 89.1 FM Roanoke
  • WXLK 92 FM Roanoke
  • WRAD 1460 AM Radford
  • WPSK 107.1 FM Pulaski
  • WFNR 710 AM/100.7 FM Christiansburg
  • WBRW 105.3 FM Christiansburg
  • WBRF 98.1 FM Galax
  • WMEV 94 FM Marion
  • WYVE 1280 AM Wytheville
  • WXVX 95.3 FM Wytheville

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.
Following are some suggestions for obtaining accurate information during inclement weather:
  • 1. 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.

  • 2. Listen to the announcements more than once. Occasionally, severe weather warrants that a decision to delay opening be changed to a decision to close.

  • 3. Call NRCC (674-3600). You will reach the automated attendant. Don't dial an extension; simply hold the line to hear the recorded information.

  • 4. 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 ( Student and NRCC personnel are encouraged to utilize this option, but please be aware that technical difficulties sometimes prevent this information from being posted in a timely manner.

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.