Emergency Closing/Cancellation of Classes/Text Alerts

Cancellation of a class may be necessary because of the sudden illness or unexpected absence of an instructor too late for a substitute to be assigned. Students will be notified of the cancellation by a notice posted on the classroom door, through a faculty announcement in Blackboard, or the instructor cancellation list posted on the website. Further study assignments may be distributed by the same means. Students should check their Blackboard for instructions on cancellation of classes delivered through remote instruction.  

In the event of bad weather or other emergency, Atlantic Cape campus closings are announced on the homepage, Facebook page, Twitter account, via Text Alerts and carried over local radio and television stations. Students are encouraged to sign up for Atlantic Cape Text Alerts to receive up-to-date notifications in case of emergency situations or school closings. Participants can sign up for Text Alerts at atlanticcape.edu/textalerts. Atlantic Cape Text Alerts is an opt-in, permission-based program. Participant contact information and message preferences are kept private.  Students may visit the College website, www.atlanticcape.edu, for information on closings.  Please note that the closing may be different for each of the three campuses.

Students may decide if extreme weather and road conditions prevent their attendance at classes when the College is open. In such cases, students should notify the instructor in advance.  Students who miss a class must still complete assignments.

If an instructor is late for a class, students should wait at least 10 minutes after the scheduled starting time of the class. After such time, students may leave without prejudice, but one student should inform the Academic Resources Center of the instructor’s absence: Mays Landing – room A123, Cape May – room 335, Atlantic City – room 255.