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Class Cancellation Announcement Procedures

(Click here for individual class cancellations; read below for campus wide cancellation procedures)




When classes are cancelled campus-wide in Lancaster or Pickerington due to severe winter weather or other exceptional situations, an official announcement will be posted at the OUL|P homepages and, recorded in OUL|P phone message system (call 740.654.6711 or 614.367.9371) and emailed to OHIO accounts as quickly as the circumstances allow. The announcement will specify the following information:

″  Date of cancellation;
″  Part of the day: two-hour delay, morning, afternoon, evening or all day;
″  Location: Lancaster and/or Pickerington Center.

A two-hour delay will mean classes that start before 10:00AM are cancelled. When classes have not been cancelled campus-wide, the "Class Cancellations" Quick Link at the campus homepage lists any particular classes that have been cancelled.

Winter weather announcements will generally be made by 6:30AM for morning classes (starting before noon) and two-hour delays, 10:30AM for afternoon classes (starting from noon to 5:00PM) and 3:30PM for evening classes (starting after 5:00PM). Special events are also automatically cancelled during campus-wide cancellations or closings.

The media venues listed below will also be asked to announce campus-wide class cancellation information. The correctness of their broadcasts cannot be guaranteed and should be double-checked against the OHIO homepage or campus phone message system when possible.

o  WCMH (Channel 4) (offers text alerts);
o  WLOH 1320 AM/104.5 FM;
o  WFCO 90.9 FM;
o  The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette at

Since road conditions may vary substantially around the area, students should use their own judgment about the commute when their classes are not cancelled. Student safety is always our first concern. However, missed class work must be made up in consultation with the professor. Consultation with your professor before your absence is highly recommended.



On occasion, a professor may be unable to conduct a class due to professional travel, illness or unexpected personal reasons. Upon such notification, the Associate Dean's Office posts an official cancellation at the campus homepage under "Class Cancellations" and on campus announcement monitors. Students enrolled in cancelled classes are advised to check OHIO email and Blackboard for any special instructions from the professor.

Individual class cancellations will no longer be announced in the campus phone messaging system. Students who cannot access the web at home are advised to ask a friend in class for a phone call when their mutual class is cancelled.

Dr. James Smith, Dean
Ohio University Lancaster Campus
February 6, 2012