Inclement Weather Policies | HCC

Inclement Weather Policies

Hopkinsville Community College Weather Hotline

Call HCC Waether Hotline at (270) 707-3701.

There will also be a message on the HCC website homepage, Facebook and Twitter pages.

When the weather is bad...

Hopkinsville Community College expects to remain open and conduct on- and off-campus classes according to the regular schedule. Even if public schools are closed, HCC will likely remain open. You should plan accordingly. Fort Campbell will follow the same schedule as the Hopkinsville Campus unless the military base is closed to public access by base officials. Classes held at public school sites will follow the closing schedules for those sites. Students, faculty, and staff should take normal precautions regarding their ability to travel safely to their college location.

Where to get information on delays and closings

Weather-related closings and delays are prominently announced on the college's website. Normally, a decision on a closing or delay will be made before 6 am and posted on the site shortly thereafter. If weather conditions are changing, you are encouraged to check back frequently for updates. You can also call HCC's weather hotline at (270) 707-3701, 24-hours a day. If possible, students, faculty, and staff will be notified of delays or closings via email, SNAP messaging, and Blackboard sites. Information will also be communicated to the following media outlets: WHOP radio, WKDZ radio and WVVR radio. NOTE: HCC announcements via the HCC webpage, weather phone hotline, HCC social media pages and SNAP text messages will offer the most concise and up to the minute information available.

Virtual Services

HCC offers virtual services so that students can be served by financial aid, student services and more despite the weather.

With inclement weather, the following actions may occur

Hold classes as normal

This action is taken when hazardous conditions exist in one section of the service area, but do not affect the entire area. When hazardous driving conditions do exist in a portion of the service area, students who are unable to attend class because of those conditions will follow the inclement weather/missed work and exams policy stated on their instructor's syllabus. Communication is critical. Students are strongly encouraged to notify their faculty member as soon as possible if they are unable to attend class due to inclement weather.

If individual faculty are unable to drive to their campus under this action, the faculty member will be responsible for contacting their students via email and/or course Blackboard site to notify their students of course cancellation.  

NOTE: If there is no alert on the HCC website, classes are operating on a normal schedule. Check back frequently for updates if conditions worsen.

Delayed Start

This course of action will be taken after a storm that makes early morning driving conditions hazardous, but when there is an indication that road crews will have conditions under control by mid-morning. Visit the HCC website and social media pages for up-to-date information. Classes on high school campuses will follow public school closings or delays.

Remote Instruction

When hazardous conditions develop overnight or continue to develop during the morning, showing no signs of stopping, students will be notified to work remotely while the campus is closed. In this event, students should immediately consult with their instructor for next steps. If hazardous conditions continue, a decision concerning evening classes will be made by 3:00 PM. Decisions regarding day classes do not imply the decisions for evening classes. These are two separate actions.

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