Section II - Administration

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General - Unscheduled College Closings/Delays

To state RCC's policy concerning unscheduled closings or delays and to provide sources of information concerning closings or delays

Announcements of unscheduled closings or changes in operating hours will be made as soon as possible through the RCC Alert system, RCC website and social media pages, and select television stations. RCC will request the following TV stations to broadcast information pertaining to closings or delays. (Note: If the College is operating on a normal schedule, no announcement will be made.)

TV Stations:

WFMY (CBS) Greensboro (
WGHP (Fox 8) High Point (
WXII (NBC) Winston Salem (
Spectrum News (

Students, faculty, and staff may also call the College's main campus (336-633-0200), Archdale (336-328-1750), or Emergency Services Training Center (336-633-4165) to listen to the voice mail message, or visit the RCC website homepage (

Note: In the case of a delayed opening, students should report to the class or lab that would normally be in session at the time of the opening.

For unscheduled closings on Friday evenings or during weekends, the designated weekend director (Saturday) or appropriate instructor (Friday evenings and Sunday), will be contacted by the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness or the President if a decision is made to close. The weekend director or appropriate instructor may also contact the Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness or the President if conditions deteriorate during the day or evening while they are on campus to assist with a decision to close. After the decision has been made, the same protocol for notifications of an unscheduled closing will be followed.

All extracurricular activities or other scheduled events will normally be cancelled when it is necessary to cancel classes due to unscheduled College closings. The person who is in charge of the activity/event will be responsible for rescheduling the activity/event, if necessary. The person in charge of facility use will contact any outside group scheduled to use any College facilities.


Adopted: 04/10/2003

Revised: 11/20/2008, 03/01/2016, 01/04/2019