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If it becomes necessary to cancel or delay classes and activities due to the weather and/or an emergency, you may contact the College’s Inclement Weather Line, 508.854.4545, or visit www.QCC.edu/alerts/inclement-weather for information.

Please note that it may take some time for notifications to propagate through the various systems that the college uses to communicate cancellations or other emergency alerts. The priority of Cancellation Notifications is:

  1. QCC's Inclement Weather Line (508.854.4545)
  2. QCC Mobile App (Search "QCC Mobile" in your app store.)
  3. QCC Alerts Text Message (Log in to The Q; sign up at the "My QCC Alert" Link.)
  4. QCC Family Email to Faculty and Staff
  5. Radio Stations
  6. Television Stations

 

 

If classes and activities are cancelled, only assigned non-unit professional staff and those classified staff designated as “essential personnel” must report to work. (QCC Employees--See your supervisor with questions.)

The decision to cancel or delay classes and activities will be based upon the best information available regarding: · the operational status of the campus – including heat, electricity, and/or snow removal; as well as· the accessibility of the campus – including the availability of public transportation and street conditions in the City of Worcester. Conditions may vary greatly within the College’s service area and, therefore, when classes and activities are being held, students must ultimately determine if they are able to attend classes and if it is safe to do so. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the policies of their instructors regarding making up missed work.

Timing of Decisions

Day Classes & Activities (Mon – Sun): Decisions to cancel or delay day classes and activities will be made and conveyed to radio and television stations at the earliest possible time, but no later than 5:30 a.m. of the day in question. Please Note: Day classes and activities include classes and activities starting before 4:00 p.m.

Evening Classes & Activities (Mon – Fri): Decisions to cancel or delay evening classes and activities will be made as early as possible, but no later than 2:30 p.m. of the day in question. Please Note: Evening classes and activities include classes and activities starting at 4:00 p.m. or later.

Day classes and activities include classes and activities starting before 4:00 p.m.

Evening classes and activities include classes and activities starting at 4:00 p.m. or later.

The decision to cancel or delay classes and activities will be based upon the best information available regarding. the operational status of the campus – including heat, electricity, and/or snow removal; and ·the accessibility of the campus – including the availability of public transportation and street conditions in the City of Worcester. Conditions may vary greatly within the College’s service area and, therefore, when classes and activities are being held, students must ultimately determine if they are able to attend classes and if it is safe to do so. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the policies of their instructors regarding making up missed work.

QCC's locations are as follows:

  • MAIN - QCC Main Campus, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
  • QSB - QCC Southbridge, 5 Optical Drive, Southbridge, MA 01550
  • D - QCC Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608
  • CWDCE - QCC Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608
  • SRCT - QCC at Worcester Senior Center,128 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604
  • BURN - QCC at Burncoat, 179 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA 01606
  • ASSA - QCC at Assabet, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough, MA 01752
  • QCC at Worcester Tech, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
  • QCC Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Cafe, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA  01588
  • QCC Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Center, 670 Linwood Avenue #5, Whitinsville, MA 01588

In some cases, the beginning of day classes and activities may be delayed to begin at the time indicated in the announcement.

All staff, except “essential personnel” who may already be at work, should report to work at the delayed start time. The decision to cancel or delay classes and activities will be based upon the best information available regarding: The operational status of the Campus – including heat, light and snow removal; and ·the accessibility of the Campus – including the availability of public transportation and street conditions in the City of Worcester. Conditions may vary greatly within the College’s service area and, therefore, when classes and activities are being held, students must ultimately determine if they are able to attend classes and if it is safe to do so. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the policies of their instructors regarding making up missed work.

For information regarding cancellations or delays, call the College’s Inclement Weather Line, 508.854.4545, or visit www.QCC.edu/inclementweather for information.

Day Classes & Activities (Mon – Sun): The decision regarding day classes and activities will be made and conveyed to radio and television stations at the earliest possible time, but no later than 5:30 a.m. of the day in question. Please Note: Day classes and activities include classes and activities starting before 4:00 p.m.

Evening Classes & Activities (Mon – Fri): The decision regarding evening classes and activities will be made as early as possible, but no later than 2:30 p.m. of the day in question. Please Note: Evening classes and activities include classes and activities starting at 4:00 p.m. or later.

The decision to cancel or delay classes and activities will be based upon the best information available regarding: The operational status of the Campus – including heat, electricity, and/or snow removal; and the accessibility of the Campus – including the availability of public transportation and street conditions in the City of Worcester. Conditions may vary greatly within the College’s service area and, therefore, when classes and activities are being held, students must ultimately determine if they are able to attend classes and it is safe to do so. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the policies of their instructors regarding making up missed work.

Inclement weather cancellations are reported on the following radio and TV stations, as applicable.

Radio

  • WTAG (AM 580)
  • WSRS (FM 96)
  • WBZ (AM 1030)

TV

  • WCVB (Ch. 5)
  • WBZ (Ch. 4)
  • WHDH (Ch. 7)
  • WFXT (Ch 25)
  • NECN (varies by cable/satellite provider)
  • NBC Boston (Ch 8.1, Ch 60.2, Ch 60.5)

Please do not call the radio and television stations directly OR the College’s main number to find out about inclement weather closings or cancellations. Call the QCC Weather Line at 508.854.4545

​Day Classes and activities include classes and activities starting before 4:00 p.m. Evening classes and activities include classes and activities starting at 4:00 p.m. or later.

The following QCC Satellite Locations follow the cancelation schedule of the main campus:

  • QSB - QCC Southbridge, 5 Optical Drive, Southbridge, MA 01550
  • D - QCC Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608
  • CWDCE - QCC Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, 25 Federal Street, Worcester, MA 01608
  • SRCT - QCC at Worcester Senior Center,128 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604
  • QCC Dental Clinic - 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606

The following QCC Satellite Locations follow the cancelation policies of those institutions:

  • BURN - QCC at Burncoat, 179 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA 01606
  • ASSA - QCC at Assabet, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough, MA 01752
  • ​QCC at Worcester Tech, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
  • QCC Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Cafe, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA  01588
  • QCC Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Center, 670 Linwood Avenue #5, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Many of Quinsigamond Community College’s academic programs/certificates require students to participate in experiential learning; e.g., clinical, practicum, etc. Since many of these external sites remain open during inclement weather conditions, students should anticipate that they might be expected to report to an external site even if the College closes as a result of inclement weather. At the beginning of each semester, Faculty Program Coordinators will inform students within their programs of the procedures they are expected to follow during inclement weather.