Information re: delays and closings due to inclement weather can also be accessed via HCC's Weather Hotline at (413) 552-2900, ext. 1418
Please do not call the college switchboard for this information, as an operator may not be available.
In addition, the following area media outlets will carry announcements of closings and delays:
Please be aware that cancellation of day classes and evening classes sometimes differs.
Because classes and labs start at different times, the "delayed opening" notices that are run on the television will give a definite time the college will open (instead of saying "two hour delay"). Classes or labs that start at the time of the delayed school opening or thereafter will be held as scheduled. Example: if HCC has delayed classes until 10 a.m. and you have a class starting at 10 a.m. and another at 11 a.m., both classes will meet as scheduled. Similarly, a class scheduled for 9-9:50 a.m. will not meet. Classes or labs that have a starting time prior to the delayed school opening will begin at the time of school opening if there are 45 or more minutes remaining in the originally scheduled class period. Example: If HCC delays opening until 9 a.m., and you have a class from 8-9:15 a.m., you will not have that class. Similarly, if you have a laboratory scheduled from 8 -10:45 a.m., you should plan on attending.
Note: The closure or delayed opening of the Holyoke Public Schools does not translate to a closure or delayed opening of HCC. The radio or television station must announce "Holyoke Community College."