General Information

School Closings

The administration carefully considers student safety, weather reports, and the ability to clear campus parking when deciding on inclement weather closings. Every effort is made to post closings by 7 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes, but allowances must be made for changing weather and road conditions. Announcements are posted on:

Channel 3 WFSB-TV
Channel 30 WVIT-TV
Channel 61 WTIC-TV FOX CT

Students can also check the homepage of the College website ( ( , Facebook, and Twitter or call 860-528-4111. Goodwin does not use the campus emergency notification system for weather closings.

When classes are canceled, individual faculty members may opt to conduct class online or hold a scheduled make-up session.  Students are responsible for checking Blackboard and their Goodwin email regularly, particularly on days when classes are canceled, to learn of any alternate arrangements. If a canceled class is rescheduled, a student who is unable to attend will not be penalized for non-attendance but is still responsible for the work missed.

Vacations and Holidays

The College observes several federal holidays and closes for vacation three times during the calendar year. The College is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Faculty members are not present on campus for the week following the end of each semester. In addition, there are no classes on the weeks between each semester. Please see the full academic calendar.