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Class Cancellations

How do I find out if classes are canceled due to severe weather or other emergencies?

You should check the following announcements.

On-Campus- SUNY Potsdam homepage, e-mail, RDs will notify RAs

Off-Campus- e-mail, SUNY Potsdam homepage or call 267-2000

Announcements are sent to:


WAIH 90.3 SUNY Potsdam
WPDM 1070AM Potsdam, NY
WSNN 99.3FM Potsdam, NY
WSLU 89.5 North Country Public Radio
WMSA 1340AM Massena, NY
PAC93 92.7FM Ogdensburg, NY
WYBG 1050AM Massena, NY
WICY 1490AM Watertown, NY
WNCQ 102.9FM Ogdensburg, NY
WIRD 920AM Lake Placid, NY
WNBZ 106.3FM Saranac Lake, NY



WWNY-TV Channel 7
WPTZ-TV Channel 5
News 10 Now Channel 10
WWTI Channel 50


Administrative process for canceling classes due to inclement weather:

In the event of inclement weather and in consultation with the President, the Provost, upon the recommendation of the Chief of University Police and the head of Facilities, may cancel classes. This recommendation will be made as early as circumstances permit for day classes and by 2:00 pm. for evening classes (classes that begin at or after 4:00 p.m.) whenever possible.

The Provost will notify the Office of College Communications and the President's Council of the decision, at which time the Office of College Communications will notify the campus community via email and/or RAVE Alert, and contact all local media outlets. The Provost's Office will telephone the offices of the Deans of the three Schools, CLEAR, Extended Education, Registrar and the chief Student Affairs officer, who will in turn contact those who may need to know as quickly as possible.

The decision to cancel classes does not presume cancellation of other events on campus, which will be determined on an individual basis by the sponsoring offices. When such events are cancelled, sponsors should notify the offices of College Communications, the President and the Provost, as they often receive inquiries about such matters. The campus policy on severe weather is still in place as it relates to employees and services required.