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Campus closing procedure

In the event that Stark State College should need to delay or cancel classes due to an emergency or inclement weather, students, faculty and staff should check the sources below for official notifications.  Notifications indicating “closed” will represent the cancellation of both day and evening classes, unless otherwise specified in the notification, e.g., morning classes cancelled. 

Cancellation notifications will be posted through Stark State College student email and via

  • College switchboard: 330-494-6170 or 1-800-79-STARK (1-800-797-8275)
  • College website:
  • school closings page
  • SSC ALERT text notifications (alerts are for main campus and all satellite center locations)*

*Current students, sign up for SSC Alerts via RAVE on mystarkstate.

Cancellation of classes applies to main campus (Frank Avenue), the Advanced Technology Center, the Automotive Technology Center, all satellite center locations and applies to students, faculty and staff, unless otherwise noted. If employees are required to report (either through a notification message or call from supervisor), they must enter through the front entrance of the Student Center and sign in with the Security Office. Campus security generally will be on site from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., but times may vary.

If a satellite center is located in a school district that closes due to severe weather, but Stark State’s main campus remains open, the administration will assess conditions and determine whether or not to close the satellite center. If the satellite center is closed, an SSC alert text notification will be sent out to notify students and information will also be posted on the College website, the main College switchboard, and local news media.

In the event of a closing, cancellation of classes or a delayed start, Stark State College policy specifies that

  • morning classes begin before noon
  • afternoon classes begin at or after noon.
  • evening classes begin at or after 5 p.m.

A delay of classes means that the opening of campus facilities is delayed. Classes that BEGIN prior to the announced START TIME are cancelled. A START TIME will be indicated and the normal schedule of classes will resume at that time. Ex.: An announced two-hour delay means classes that START at 10 a.m. would be held as normally scheduled at 10 a.m. and classes that begin between 7:30 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. would be canceled.


iAlert Stations:

Additional Cleveland Stations:



  • WHBC 1480 AM / 94.1 FM
  • WJER 1450 AM / 101.7 FM
  • WAKR 1590 AM
  • WONE 97.5 AM
  • WHLO 640 AM
  • WTAM 1100 AM
  • WQMX 94.9 FM
  • WNIR 100 FM
  • WMVX 106.5 FM
  • WMJI 105.7 FM
  • WGAR 99.5 FM
  • WAKS 96.5 FM
  • WMMS 100.7 FM
  • WKDD 98.1 FM
  • WCRF 103.3 FM
  • WCPN 90.3 FM
  • WCVL 104.9 FM

IMPORTANT NOTE: The most official, updated postings will be on the College switchboard at 330-494-6170 and the College website at If you have any questions or concerns, especially during inclement weather, please check those sites frequently for updates.

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