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Severe Weather and Natural Disasters

For Accurate and detailed information regarding delays and closings:

Public Safety Information Line 276-6600
Public Safety Website
Campus Cable Television (channels 2/6/13/50/55)
CDTA Shuttle Bus Delays or cancellations call CDTA Information Line at 482-8822

Limited information regarding closings or delays will also be available via regional radio and television:

Radio: WROW-AM (590), WPTR-AM (1540), WFLY-FM (92),WYJB-FM(95.5), WRVE-FM (99.5), WGNA-AM (1460), WGNA-FM (107.7), WRPI-FM (91.5), WTRY-AM (98.3), WPYX-FM (106.5), WRGB-FM (87.7), WABY-AM (1400), WJKE-FM (101.3).

Television: News Channel-13, WTEN Channel 10, Capital News 9, WXXA and WRGB Channel 6.

This information provides procedures for and guidance to the Rensselaer Community when the severe weather conditions require that the Troy Campus be closed and/or activities and operations curtailed.

When conditions warrant, the President, in consultation with the Provost, Vice President for Administration, and the Vice President for Human Resources will decide whether and when to close or alter/curtail campus activities and operations.

When the Campus is closed and/or activities and operations curtailed, the Institute’s “Liberal Leave Policy” developed by Human Resources shall be in effect. A copy of this Policy is available from Human Resources.

For overnight storms, a decision will be made by 6:00 am and posted on the Information Line, Public Safety Website, and Campus Cable Television as soon as possible. For storms during the day, the time of the decision will depend on the nature of the storm. A decision regarding the cancellation of evening classes (4:00 pm classes or later) will be made by 2:00 pm.

Vice Presidents and Deans will notify their respective departments in the event of an early closing. In all cases, essential staff, as determined by a department's appropriate Vice President or Dean, are required to be at work.

Managers/Supervisors should prepare and have in place guidelines for their staff in the event of a delay or closing. Public Safety does not have information on reporting requirements for staff. That information should be known in advance by the individual. Contact your supervisor regarding reporting requirements.

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