Classes During Inclement Weather

Emory & Henry College has campus locations in Emory, Bristol, and Marion. Due to the difference in locations, it is possible that classes may be delayed or cancelled on one campus and not the other. Because the Emory campus is primarily a residential college with a majority of its undergraduate students living on campus, it is the intention of the College to remain open during inclement weather conditions. Under rare circumstances, such as severe inclement weather, a natural disaster, or other emergency, the College may delay the opening of college activities or suspend operations early.

When information is sent to local media, the information will clarify Main Campus, located in Emory, and Marion Campus for those attending classes in that location. In the event of a delayed opening of the Marion campus, classes will be delayed but will meet for the normal length of time.

The decisions to cancel or delay classes and/or cancel or delay the opening of offices because of inclement weather will be made by 6:30 a.m. on the day of the college schedule change. When inclement weather or other circumstances lead to a delayed opening and/ or cancellation of classes and office hours at Emory & Henry College, information will be communicated through a variety of sources in the order provided below.

  1. Information will be distributed through the AlertAware system, which provides an email and text message to registered users only. This is the college’s preferred method of communicating emergency messages, and college community members are strongly encouraged to sign up for this free service at
  2. Classes may be held via Zoom or rescheduled as determined by the OT department and/or course director. 
  3. When the College cancels classes and office hours for the day, academic programming and business operations are not held on that day.