Closings and Delays

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. or 11:00 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 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 an all-day cancellation of classes and/or closure, the following announcement will be made:

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

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

  • Announcement: "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."

In the event of a delay until 11:00 a.m., the following announcement will be made:

  • Announcement: "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. 

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

  • Announcement: "Classes at the BCTC (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.

Television

  • Channel 18
  • Channel 27
  • Channel 56

Radio

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