Cancellation and Delay Policy

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

Cancellation and Delay Policy

The college may close on occasion due to weather or other emergency situations. Except in extreme cases (such as a multi-day blizzard), classes will always be cancelled in segments of the day. The first cancellation announcement will cancel daytime classes 7 a.m. -5 p.m. The cancellation will note that the evening decision will be made and announced by 3 p.m. In extreme conditions the President or his designated representative may close for the entire day and evening.

Some facilities (The Kirkwood Center, The Hotel, KCETC) serving employer clients or external rental customers will remain open based on client activities.

The college may close during the day if inclement weather requires it and times will vary based on the severity of the conditions and timing of the storm.

It is the general policy for office and services to close if the college has closed. Offices and services that would normally be open in the evening are required to be open if evening classes are held.

All locations will close at the same time with the following exceptions:

  • Extreme cases such as flood waters cresting on different days, isolated ice storms, localized power outages, etc. may cause a location to close when main campus remains open. County Centers will not announce such closing to the CR/IC media to avoid confusion. Iowa City or other Linn County locations may use the media if the Executive Director, Communications & Marketing deems it necessary and effective. The lead person at each off campus site will make these calls in consultation with their cabinet member or Vice President, Facilities & Security.