Canisius College Closing and Class Cancellation Policy

There are a few categories of College responses to serious inclement weather and/or emergency conditions. Which one applies is noted in announcements on most AM radio stations.  Please make sure you are listening to a station that carries such news.

If the announcement is not clear as to which condition applies, call the College’s Weather Line at 888-3131 (updated 7 a.m. daily), your supervisor or log on to the Canisius College home page at www.canisius.edu to confirm whether the College is closed or classes are canceled.

College Closing and Class Cancellation Policy

Weather or Emergency conditions exist in surrounding area, but the college remains open and classes are in session

On such days that hazardous conditions exist in surrounding areas, but do not affect the college, the college will remain open and classes will be in session.  Students who are absent on such days will be responsible for making up any work missed.  Employees who do not report must notify their supervisors.  Salaried employees who do not report to work may charge such absence to earned vacation or personal leave unless you have approval from the Supervisor to work remotely.

Classes are Cancelled

On days where it becomes clear that the college is likely to have a large number of class cancellations, the college may elect to cancel in-person classes but otherwise leave the college open for business.  Individual professors have the discretion to provide online content (synchronous or asynchronous) for their in-person courses on these days; if providing online content professors must notify their students via the Canisius College Learning Management System and via email. If the college’s media announcements say “Classes Cancelled”, the college offices will remain open and all administrators and staff are expected to report to work.  Employees who do not report must notify their supervisors and are expected to work remotely.  All full-time employees who do not report may charge such absence to earned vacation or personal leave. Part-time employees may charge to earned vacation.

College is Closed

If the college’s media announcements say that the “College is Closed” only essential operating personnel are to report to work. 

All full-time  employees will be expected to work remotely or  may charge such absence to earned vacation or personal leave. Part-time employees may charge to earned vacation.

Early Dismissals due to Weather

When employees are officially dismissed prior to the end of their normal shift due to weather conditions, they will be paid their regular wages for the day.  Employees leaving before the officially designated time of dismissal will not be paid beyond time of departure.