Campus Emergency Information Resources
In the event of significant snow and/or icy weather resulting in poor road conditions, as guided by local and regional highway and law enforcement agencies, the College may choose to delay the opening of administrative offices or to close early, while maintaining necessary services for support of academic programs and students in residence. Community members will be informed of these delays by text and email through the College’s emergency communication system (Regroup).
Assessment of road conditions by the Transportation Office informs any decision to suspend or delay shuttle service between Annandale and surrounding communities (for real-time updates visit the Transportation Office website and remember to refresh your browser). Such decisions, however, should not be viewed as determinative for the community as a whole. Faculty members are encouraged to exercise judgment when it comes to meeting with their own classes. We ask that faculty communicate directly with students about any schedule changes (including plans for makeup sessions) as well as with the Registrar's Office.
A number of campus offices and departments must remain open during weather-related emergencies and provide essential services to residents living on campus. Essential departments include Security, Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Services, Parkhurst, Dean of Student Affairs, Health Services, Dean of the College, Registrar, and others. If you have questions about whether or not you are required to work in the event of a weather-related closure or delay, please speak as soon as possible with your supervisor or contact Human Resources. Weather conditions may vary in outlying areas, and employees should always exercise judgment in determining the safety of road conditions on their route to Bard College.