Inclement Weather Policy

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As an institution of higher education, Chatfield College must always weigh carefully any decision related to the cancelling of classes due to weather events. We encourage personal safety as the primary focus, and that is necessarily a personal consideration that will differ from person to person, across the variety of weather patterns from which we all arrive to Chatfield.

When any classes are cancelled due to widespread inclement weather, regional radio and television stations will be notified. Notification of cancellations will be also be made by One Call Now and by email.

The decision to cancel classes is not based upon the actions of public schools or other organizations, but is based on the judgment of Chatfield College administrators who assess weather reports, road conditions and other variables. Our collective goal is to provide a quality collegiate education regardless of circumstances.

Students will remain responsible for the work required to maintain academic progress in the event of a cancellation, and faculty will enable that work to take place in a supportive manner, without academic penalty.