Emergency & Inclement Weather Information | BCTC

Emergency & Inclement Weather Information

Where to get Closing/Delay Information

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

Closing and delay messages will be communicated to local television and radio stations for broadcast. In addition, It is always best to double check one of the college's official sources above.

Policy Statement

During inclement weather or any 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 Strategic Communications office will convey the closing or delay to the college community and media.

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

A campus closing means all classes are cancelled and the campus offices are closed. If classes are cancelled and the campus closed for the day, night classes are also cancelled.

If a campus delay is necessary, that campus will open at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., depending on conditions. Employees will report at the start time for classes, and services will begin at that time.

Closing and delay announcements will be made on local television and radio stations, the BCTC website, BCTC social media and through SNAP emergency notification messages. The timely receipt of SNAP messages may depend on your cell phone SERVICE.

Announcement Messages

In the event of an all-day cancellation of classes and/or closure, the following announcement will be made:

"BCTC (campus location) are closed today, (Month, Day, Year). All classes at (campus location) are cancelled."

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

"BCTC (campus location) will open at 9:30 a.m., today, (Month, Day, Year). All classes scheduled prior to 9:30 a.m. are cancelled."

"BCTC (campus location) will open at 11:00 a.m., today, (Month, Day, Year). All classes scheduled prior to 11:00 a.m. are cancelled.

Please Note: All classes scheduled prior to and up to the delayed time (either 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.) are cancelled.