Faculty Handbook

Emergency Weather Closing Procedures

Closings & Delays

Using information regarding conditions of local roads, campus walkways and grounds, the Vice President for Finance & Administration and the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs consult on the possibility of a modified University schedule that may affect classes and other university activities and functions. The modified schedule may include delayed opening, early closing, or full closing of the University.

The Vice President of Finance & Administration informs the police of the decision, and they in turn, notify the various radio and television stations and the University shuttle bus company. The decision is posted on WCSU’s web site. Individuals may also call 203-837-9377 for a recorded announcement of the decision to close or delay.

The opening of offices and buildings will coincide with the beginning of classes. For example, if classes are delayed until 10 a.m., the offices and buildings will also open at 10 a.m., at which time all employees are expected to report for work. If day classes are cancelled, the administrative offices will be closed for that day also. Designated police and maintenance personnel are required to report for work as usual.

Parking Restrictions

On the Midtown Campus there is no overnight parking (11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) in any of the surface lots ( Faculty/Staff Lot off Fifth Avenue, White Hall Lot, University Hall Lot, and Newbury Lot). There is no overnight parking on the roof level of either Midtown garage. On the Westside Campus there is no parking on University Boulevard or on the roof of the Westside garage.

Closing/Delay information will be called into the following websites and radio/television stations:

Western Connecticut State University www.wcsu.edu
CTWeather http://www.ctweather.com/IANcancellations.php


Radio Station Address Radio Station Address
WINE 940 AM Brookfield WLNA 1420 AM Beacon, NY
WRKI 95.1 FM Brookfield WBNR 1260 AM Beacon, NY
WDBY 105.5 FM Brookfield WHUD 100.7 FM Beacon, NY
WPUT 1510 AM Brookfield WSPK 104.7 FM Beacon, NY
WICC 600 AM Bridgeport WLAD 800 AM Danbury
WEBE 108 FM Bridgeport WDAQ 98.3 FM Danbury
STAR 99.9 FM (WEZN) Milford WXCI 91.7 FM WCSU
WCBS 880AM New York City WATR 1320 AM Waterbury
WNLK 1350 AM Norwalk WFAS 1230 AM & 103.9 FM Hartsdale, NY
WSTC 1400 AM Norwalk WPLR 99.1 FM Milford
WEFX 95.9 Norwalk WELI 960 AM Hamden
WKHL 96.7 FM Norwalk WKCI 101.3 FM Hamden
Radio Disney 1340 AM/1390AM Poughkeepsie, NY WTIC 1080 AM & 96.5 FM Farmington
KICKS 94.3 Poughkeepsie, NY WRCH 100.5 FM Farmington
CBS WKNY 1490 AM Poughkeepsie, NY WZMX 93.7 FM Farmington
WRRV 96.9/92.7 Poughkeepsie, NY WVIT Television NBC 30 CT News West Hartford
WPDH 101.5 FM/106.1 FM Poughkeepsie, NY WFSB-3 Television Hartford
MIX 97.7 FM/97.3 FM Poughkeepsie, NY WTNH Channel 8 New Haven


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