Upcoming Network Outage / Service Delay

alert icon (1) Upcoming Network Outage: On Saturday, August 5th from 7:30AM to roughly 5:00PM, many of our servers and services will be unavailable due to extensive electrical work in the main server room at Newtown Campus. Network and phone service may also be disrupted during this time. (2) Service Delay: We are currently experiencing longer load times for our online application. We apologize for this delay and appreciate your patience.
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Closing and Delay Procedures

Weather or Emergency Closing Information

Closing Policy Statement

During any inclement weather or other emergency, it is the policy of BCTC to keep all offices open and classes in session as scheduled if possible and practical. If a decision on cancellation or delay of college operations is necessary, the college president will consult with college leadership. The Public Information and Marketing office will update information for the media and the college community.

Please Note:

BCTC closures will be implemented on a campus-by-campus basis depending on the conditions in each city or class location.

If classes at a site are cancelled, that particular campus will be closed. If a delay is necessary, that campus will open at 9:30 a.m. Employees will report at the start time for classes, and services will begin at that time. If classes are cancelled for the day, night classes are also cancelled.

Closing announcements will be made on the BCTC infoline, BCTC website, and through SNAP emergency notification messages. The timely receipt of SNAP messages may depend on your cell phone service.

Announcements will also be provided to the media. TV and radio stations are given correct information, but the college cannot guarantee those messages will be displayed or stated accurately.

If a cancellation or delay announcement becomes necessary, the below messages will be announced.

Announcement Messages

In the event of all-day cancellation of classes, the following announcement will be made:

  • Announcement: "Classes at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (campus location) are cancelled today (date)."

In the event of a delayed opening, the following announcement will be made:

  • Announcement: "Bluegrass Community and Technical College (campus location) opens at 9:30 a.m. today (date)."

Please Note: All classes in session as of 9:30 a.m. (scheduled to start on or before 9:30 a.m.) will end as normally scheduled. All later classes will start and end at their normal times.

In the event of a cancellation of day classes or evening classes, the following announcement will be made:

  • Announcement: "Classes at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Campus Location) beginning at (time) and after (time) are cancelled."

Where to Get Information

The most up-to-date and complete information can be obtained through the following official college sources:

Closing and delay messages will be posted by the college on the following TV and radio stations. TV and radio stations are given correct information, however, if you hear or see an announcement of a delay or cancellation, it is best to double check one of the college's official sources above.


  • Channel 18
  • Channel 27
  • Channel 56


  • 98.1 The Bull
  • 100.1 WKQQ
  • 630 WLAP
  • 104.5 WLKT FM
  • 94.5 Mix WMXL
  • 105.5 Great Oldies