For the most reliable postponement, closing and reopening information, members of the Wilkes community and visitors should rely on these official sources of information:
- Wilkes' homepage ( www.wilkes.edu ) under "News Room" section.
- Inclement Weather Hotline (570) 408-SNOW (7669)
- Emergency Text Messaging - Click here for more information.
The University's goal is to keep the campus open whenever possible.
In the event of inclement weather, University officials will make every attempt to render a prompt decision regarding curtailment of classes and activities.
Decisions will be based on weather forecasts, campus conditions and the conditions surrounding the University. The University will continue operation of essential and emergency services during inclement weather closings. For more information on the inclement weather policy during the pandemic, please visit the Fall Planning page.
the information will be disseminated on campus and to the media and will indicate
whether classes are canceled or if we are moving to a compressed schedule. Every effort will be made to make morning announcements by 6am and decisions regarding
evening classes by 4pm.
Announcements regarding delays or cancellations will be made on local television stations. Students, faculty and staff may also call the Inclement Weather Hotline (408-SNOW - 570-408-7669) to learn if class and work schedules have been altered. Callers will hear a recorded message announcing any change in schedule. Information on class cancellations or work-schedule changes will be placed on the line as soon as it becomes official.
Cross-registered students at King's College and Misericordia University should be certain to check the decisions made for those campuses.
unable to conduct class, then the faculty member should contact the department chair and/or department office to arrange for student notification. Faculty are encouraged to arrange a system for communicating to their students should it be necessary to cancel class.
who are scheduled to work during declared times of closing will be granted time off from work with pay. Employees who are not scheduled to work will not be paid for the closing.
conditions are unsafe along an employee's route to work, staff are encouraged to use
their judgment and take vacation leave or a personal day if necessary. Staff members
who have not accrued vacation or personal leave will not be compensated when they
miss work because of inclement weather. Staff who are on sick leave, vacation, family
and medical leave or taking a personal day when a closing occurs must report the leave
as originally scheduled.
Tue, Thu Compressed Schedule
|1pm, resume regular class schedule.|
|Saturday and Sunday|
|8:30 - 12:30pm||10 - 1:30pm|
|1:30 - 5:30pm||2 - 5:30pm|
Afternoon/Evening Schedule Only
During inclement weather, as an alternative to the compressed schedule, the University may choose to open at noon, remaining on a regular class schedule. This option will preserve the afternoon and evening schedule, and allow an extra two hours for road and weather conditions to improve. The notice given to the media will read: University opens at noon, maintain regular class schedule
Off Campus Sites
Off campus classes follow the host site.