Inclement Weather School Closing Policy
As Cabrini College is a residential campus, every effort will be made to keep the business of the College running as close to a normal schedule as possible.
However, if weather factors are unfavorable and not expected to improve, classes normally will be cancelled for the day. If there is a good chance that conditions will be acceptable by mid-morning, the opening of school will be delayed.
One-Hour DelayIn such delayed opening circumstances, a "one-hour delay" means that the 8:15 a.m. class will be cancelled and the school day will begin with the second regularly scheduled class at 9:40 a.m.
Two-Hour DelayA "two-hour delay" implies that the first two classes will be cancelled, and the school day will begin with the third regularly scheduled class at 11:05 a.m.
Occasionally, classes in the later afternoon and evening are cancelled when bad weather conditions develop during the day.
During Final ExamsA delay during final-examination week means that the first exam of the day (9 – 11 a.m.) is cancelled and will be rescheduled when appropriate.
Students should contact their professors to schedule a make-up exam if weather conditions make it impossible for them to come to campus.
Because commuter students, faculty, and staff travel come from various locations and distances that may be more seriously affected by adverse weather than others, they are advised to exercise judgment on whether or not it is safe to drive to the College.
ProcedureThe announcement concerning closing or delayed opening is normally made on:
In the case of an announced delayed opening, if the situation should worsen and if a subsequent decision is made to cancel classes and close the College, a closing announcement will normally be made by 8 a.m. Cabrini faculty, staff, and students are therefore advised to re-check the announcements until 8 a.m., prior to departing for school or work.
Evening class closure announcements will be made in the same manner on
If weather conditions change, a closing announcement may be made up to 4 p.m. Cabrini faculty and students are therefore advised to re-check the announcements until 4 p.m., prior to departing for evening classes.
Friday evening and Saturday Class Cancellation or Postponement of ClassesClasses and workshops on Friday evening and Saturday will be held as scheduled unless the instructor has directly contacted the students otherwise.
Off-campus programs are subject to the closing procedures of the host school.
For more information, please contact the Graduate Studies office at 610-902-8500.
Staff InformationIn the case of a delayed opening, staff employees are expected to arrive at work as soon as the College is open or at the beginning of their normal work shift, whichever is later.
For a one-hour delay, offices will open no later than 9 a.m. For a two-hour delay, offices will open no later than 10 a.m.
When the College is Not Closed When the college is open, all students and employees are expected to report to campus. Appropriate precautions should be taken, such as an earlier-than-usual departure from home to compensate for travel delays.
DIXON CENTER INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICYCabrini's Sports and Recreation Facility, the Dixon Center, will operate under the following hours during inclement weather:
For updated announcement of Dixon Center hours, please visit www.cabrinirec.com or call 610-225-3901.