Weather Announcements

Current Status: The College is operating under normal conditions.

Our College issues an alert message when we experience inclement weather or other emergencies, and information about the situation is posted on this page. Because of limited character length, our messages through the College Alert System will provide critical and abbreviated information and direct you to visit this page for more details. Emails to employees and social media posts will include additional information, and will refer people to this page. 

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Weather announcement processes 

In the event of an emergency closing due to inclement weather, the following announcement will be made through the College Alert System: 

  • LFCC locations are closed due to inclement weather. Visit lfcc.edu/weather for more info.  

Additional information will be included in emails, social media posts, and on the weather website: 

LFCC locations are closed due to inclement weather. Visit lfcc.edu/weather for more info. 

  • No in-person classes, labs, and services at college locations 
  • Look for communication in Canvas or through email from your instructor for any further details about your class  
  • All remote work will continue on a normal schedule; employees who can transition to telework should expect to telework per DHRM Policy 1.35: Emergency Closings. 
  • Liberal leave is in effect 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

This information relates to questions that our students and employees frequently ask. We share them with you for your convenience. 

Is it safe to travel to the College?

The College’s operating schedule will be updated as needed based on weather conditions and other emergencies. In the case of inclement weather, regardless of the decision, all students and employees should use their own judgment to determine whether or not it is safe to travel. Please keep your instructors or supervisor informed. 

Where can I find out what happens during a closing for weather?

Please visit this page (https://lfcc.edu/weather) for additional details. Information will be posted here. Announcements are added to the website homepage immediately. Frequently clearing the cache on your browser will allow new announcements to appear. You also can try changing browsers. 

What happens with online classes during weather closings?

Online classes operate as normal during weather-related events. We understand this can cause unanticipated child care, work or other personal challenges. We ask professors to use their discretion in enforcing assignment deadlines. 

What happens to classes that were scheduled to meet on-campus or at one of our locations during weather closings?

Classes meeting on campus or at one of our locations will not meet in-person at that location.  Professors may choose to continue the class online, occasionally in real-time using Zoom or a similar videoconferencing app. Students, please look for communication in Canvas or through email from your instructor for further information about your class. We understand this can cause unanticipated child care, work or other personal challenges. We ask professors to use their discretion in enforcing assignment deadlines. 

What happens to in-person student services such as advising, registration, financial aid, and the library during weather closings?

These services will continue to be available onlineexcept in the rare event of state of emergency 

What happens during a state of emergency?

During the rare event of a state of emergency that results in us being unable to continue online courses and services, information will be shared via the alert system.  

How does the College make the decision to close due to inclement weather?

When making the closing or delay decisions, we take into consideration a number of factors, including weather forecasts, road conditions, the condition of our parking lots and what other schools are doing. We are also sensitive to the faculty’s request to hold classes when possible so that material for courses can be covered during the term. Balancing all of these concerns, we do our best to make decisions that will positively impact the largest number of students and employees. The team that makes the inclement weather-related decisions is comprised of the College president, the vice president of finance and administration, and other members of the emergency response team.  

The College tries to make decisions in the evening, taking into account that students, faculty and staff need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a lot of situational uncertainty, we wait to get the latest morning forecast. In that case, the emergency response team makes the decision of whether to delay or close schools by approximately 4:30 a.m.