Campus closing procedure - Stark State College - North Canton, Ohio
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Campus closing procedure

CAMPUS CLOSING DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DURING COVID
Weather closings can be a bit confusing during these unusual times. When severe weather requires action, Stark State College will continue to use the RAVE early alert system, email, social media and news media to inform faculty, staff and students. When weather conditions make closing necessary, only in-person classes will be cancelled – all classes offered online or in remote formats will continue as usual. Staff will work remotely.

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 via

  • Stark State College student email
  • College switchboard: 330-494-6170 or 1-800-79-STARK (1-800-797-8275)
  • College website: starkstate.edu
  • Cantonrep.com 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.
  • Area television stations (see table below)
  • The most current official postings can be found on the College switchboard at 330-494-6170 and the College website at starkstate.edu. If you have any questions or concerns, especially during inclement weather, please check there frequently for updates.

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 an SSC satellite location is 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 location. In that event, an SSC alert text notification will be sent out to students and information also will be posted on the College website, the main College switchboard and local news media.

Stark State policy defines

  • 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 the opening of campus facilities is delayed. Classes that begin prior to the announced start time are cancelled. The normal schedule of classes will resume at the announced start time. Example: A two-hour delay means classes that start at 10 a.m. would be held at 10 a.m. and classes that begin between 7:30 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. would be cancelled.


AKRON AND CLEVELAND TELEVISION STATIONS

iAlert Stations:

  • WKYC-TV CHANNEL 3
  • WOIO-TV CHANNEL 19/CHANNEL 9
  • WUAB-TV CHANNEL 43
Additional Cleveland Stations:

  • WEWS-TV CHANNEL 5
  • WJMW-TV CHANNEL 8
  • WVIZ-TV CHANNEL 25

RADIO 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
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