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:

Radio

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



Television

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, the President upon receipt of a recommendation from the Assistant VP for Facilities may cancel classes. This recommendation will be made as early as circumstances permit for day classes and by 2 p.m. for evening classes whenever possible.

The President will notify the Provost and Office of Public Affairs of the decision, at which time the Office of Public Affairs will notify the campus community via email and call all local radio stations.  A notice will also be placed on the SUNY Potsdam homepage under "News and Events."  The Provost’s office will telephone the offices of the Deans of the three schools and Continuing Education and University Police, who will telephone others who may need to know as quickly as possible.
 
The decision to cancel classes does not presume cancellation of other events on campus; these will be determined on an individual basis by the sponsoring offices.  When such events are cancelled, sponsors should notify the offices of Public Affairs, the President, and the Provost, as they often receive inquiries about such matters.

It is rare that classes are canceled for problems related to weather.  However, due to the varying road conditions that occur in communities around the county, you should use your own judgment before venturing out in severe weather conditions and call your professor to make arrangements for any missed classes.