Weather Delays and Cancellations
It doesn’t happen often but, occasionally, classes and events at Clark College must be delayed or cancelled to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Generally, cancellations are caused by inclement weather and emergencies. When inclement weather causes transportation problems or locally hazardous conditions, students and employees are expected to give first consideration to their personal safety when evaluating their ability to travel to the college.
When will the college make a decision about a cancellation or delay?
If it appears that inclement weather or other circumstances might cause delays or cancellations to day classes, the college strives to make a decision by 5:15 a.m. so that information can be shared with employees and the general public no later than 5:30-5:45 a.m.
Decisions about evening classes and events will generally be made no later than 2 p.m.
Please remember that though the college may remain open, some instructors may not be able to make it in.You will also find a link to the Today's Classes page on the "Quick Links" drop down menu.
What parts of the college will be affected?
- Clark College delays and closures affect the main campus and Clark College at Columbia
- Clark College at WSU Vancouver (WSUV) follows WSUV’s decisions and schedules about delays and closures. WSUV generally makes determinations about daytime closings by 6:30 a.m.
*Important: Clark College serves students in Clark, Skamania and eastern Klickitat Counties. Weather conditions may vary across the region. Decisions to delay or cancel classes are based on the weather situation at Clark facilities.
However, if any Clark student feels unsafe about driving to classes due to weather conditions, they should not drive. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors and inform them of the situation.
How will the college share information?
- Updated information will be available on the Clark College home page.
- It will also be available by telephone: 360-992-2000. Updates for college employees
will be available on ClarkNet (the Clark College Intranet) and by e-mail on the College
- Information about delays or cancellations will be sent to the news media. Please remember
that the college cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information that is ultimately
shared by news outlets or when it may appear. For that reason, neither college employees
nor the general public should rely on media reports as their primary source for information
regarding the cancellation of classes or events.
- Text message and/or email alerts will be send to those who have signed up for the college's RAVE alert system. It only takes a minute or two to complete the signup procedure. Students who have
opted into RAVE will receive text messages on their phones and/or email notifications
about not only weather-related delays or closures, but also emergency events and drills.
- Information will be shared on the college's main Facebook and Twitter accounts.
What will the messages look like?
Generally, the messages will look like this:
Clark College in Vancouver: Due to [cause for cancellation], classes and events scheduled to start prior to [time] at the main campus and CTC will not be held today [day of week and date].