Severe Weather

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.

In the event of snow or inclement weather, information about plans for the day will be communicated via:

Goodwin University will NOT use the following to communicate weather-related closings or delays:

  • Listings on local television news stations (note, this is a change from prior practice)
  • Campus emergency notification system
  • Email
  • Text messages
  • Phone calls

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 Canvas 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.