Inclement Weather Policy

MCC will close when prevailing weather conditions are such that travel is deemed to be hazardous. The following procedure has been developed to facilitate the communication of information regarding College operations during such periods.

The decision to postpone or cancel any activity at MCC will be made by the President. The decision will be made and communicated as quickly as possible. However, the unpredictable nature of mountain weather may require that changes in the schedule be made quickly and on short notice.

In all periods of inclement weather, students, faculty, and staff are reminded to use good judgment when making travel decisions. Life and safety are to be the primary considerations.

While individuals are expected to give due consideration to their responsibilities for attendance, the College recognizes and expects that adults must ultimately make their own decisions about attendance and accept the responsibility for them.

Depending on weather conditions prevailing in the majority of the College service area, the following options will be employed relative to college operations:

  • Option A: Operate on a regular schedule with no delay.
  • Option B: Operate on a delayed schedule with all personnel reporting and classes beginning at 10:00 am.
  • Option C: Classes on a normal schedule with all personnel reporting and classes beginning at 12:00 pm.
  • Option D: The College is closed for students, faculty, and staff at all locations.

Weather-related schedule adjustments will be communicated by the Director of Marketing through the following:

Closing or delaying day classes does not automatically close evening classes. Evening classes will normally either be held on a regular schedule or canceled during inclement weather. Announcements will be communicated to local and regional radio and television stations no later than 4:00 pm concerning evening classes. Information will also be available on the College’s automated telephone answering system 828.766.1213, the College website, and LEO ReGroup text messages.

MCC recognizes its obligation to deliver the instructional services for which its students have paid tuition and fees. Therefore, the College will make a good faith effort to make up all classes that are missed due to inclement weather in accordance with North Carolina Community College System numbered memo CC-11-001. Adjustments in the College calendar for days missed may be made at the end of the academic term in accordance with the provisions of NCCCS memorandum CC-11-001.