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, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, and Clark College at Town Plaza.
- 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 Master List.
- 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.
- Through FlashAlert, students, parents, employees, and others can sign up to receive messages about delays and cancellations through their cellphones or e-mail accounts. If you register, you will receive the college’s information at the same time as the news media. Now available – through Clark College and FlashAlert: messages via Twitter. There is no charge to the public for these services, but please remember that these messages travel the Internet and are subject to delay at various points beyond the control of FlashAlert or the college.
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 Town Plaza will not be held today [day of week and date].