Only upon official word from the Cedar Rapids Main Campus, will any Kirkwood center close due to inclement weather in the winter. It is possible that during a winter closing, some Kirkwood facilities may close while others remain open.
If on-campus classes are cancelled, classes at the Iowa City campus and all off-campus locations will also be cancelled. This will apply to both credit and most continuing education courses and programs. All announcements will indicate whether the cancellations apply to day or evening classes.
The decision to cancel classes will be made by the President in coordination with the Associate Vice President, Facilities & Security. The Executive Director, Communications & Marketing will notify radio and television stations. A Kirkwood Alert will be sent out by the Director, Emergency Services & Campus Security or the Associate Vice President, Facilities & Security. Notification of cancellations will be available on the Kirkwood web site and provided to the following stations:
KZIA-FM Z102.9 (Cedar Rapids)
KFMW-FM 107.9 (Waterloo)
KXIC-AM 800 (Iowa City)
KCJJ-AM 1630 (Iowa City)
KSUI-FM 91.7 (Iowa City)
KUNI-FM 90.9 (Cedar Falls)
KRNA-FM 94.1 (Iowa City)
KOKZ-FM 105.7 (Waterloo)
If classes are cancelled during the day, the Administration office will contact members of President's Cabinet, whose responsibility it will be to notify their respective departments. A Kirkwood Alert will also be sent out.
Individual faculty & staff are not authorized to cancel classes due to inclement weather.
KIRKWOOD CLASSES AT OTHER SCHOOLS
If a Kirkwood class is offered at another location such as a Cedar Rapids School, that class will be cancelled if the school where the class is being held is closed. This applies to day and evening classes.
In the case of weekend class cancellations, the President in coordination with the Associate Vice President, Facilities & Security, will contact the Executive Director, Communications & Marketing, who will then notify radio and television stations. A Kirkwood Alert will be sent out by the Director, Emergency Services & Campus Security or the Associate Vice President, Facilities & Security.
When the college declares a delayed start, employees are expected to report to work at the announced opening time.
If the delayed start time falls part way through a two or three hour class, faculty should conduct the remaining portion of the class. The above applies to delayed start only.
KCCK will make weather-related announcements 4 times each hour.
The Executive Director, Communications & Marketing will inform all media outlets of Kirkwood’s status, as necessary.
When the college is declared closed, only emergency personnel are expected to report to work.