Understanding the college's inclement weather decisions


Here's a quick look at how Madison College determines when to close its campuses due to bad weather.

Making a campus closure decision
When an inclement weather event is forecast, Madison College Public Safety and Maintenance crews evaluate current and predicted conditions across the district. Typically, a decision to close a campus due to inclement weather will be made by 5:30 a.m. and notifications will then be sent through a combination of WolfPack Alerts, emails, social media, website updates and messaging through the district’s major news outlets.

Our district and weather
Madison College’s district encompasses more than 4,400 square miles, which means weather conditions may vary dramatically across the college’s multiple locations. This may result in some campuses being closed while others are open. In addition, many students commute from their homes to a campus in another area, which may have a different weather pattern. 

Student reminders 
The variance in weather conditions on a certain day means some individuals may have had difficulty getting to a face-to-face class. Students should reach out directly to their instructor with any questions or concerns about missed work. Faculty will use their best judgment and offer optimal flexibility to best address student needs.

Employee reminders
Employees who have questions about their work schedule expectations during inclement weather should be in direct contact with their supervisor. Additionally, specific questions about benefit time use, time entry or other payroll questions can be addressed with your Human Resources Business Partner or by email to HR@madisoncollege.edu