Closing Procedures

Inclement Weather

The President is responsible for making the decision to cancel classes or to close the campus during periods of adverse weather conditions or other emergencies. An announcement in the morning closing the College during the day does not necessarily mean evening courses and activities have likewise been cancelled. A separate decision, usually made prior to 2:00 p.m., will be announced concerning evening credit and non-credit classes. If SUNY Orange cancels courses on campus but not at one or more off campus sites, appropriate announcements will be made. For updated information, dial the College's main number (845-344-6222) for recorded voice information. Updated information is also available on the College's website:

If because of weather conditions during the day, evening classes and activities are cancelled via an announcement prior to 2:00 p.m., all classes meeting at 3:45 p.m. or later will not be held that night. Such an announcement applies to all activities meeting on campus. Classes at off-campus locations (Port Jervis) will be cancelled if on-campus classes do not meet; if SUNY Orange does not cancel evening classes as a result of inclement weather, evening classes held at off-campus locations will not be cancelled. However, evening classes held at off-campus high school locations (Monroe Woodbury High School and Warwick Valley High School) will follow that high school's inclement weather closing announcement. Information regarding inclement weather closings will also be available via the college recorded voice service (845-344-6222).

Evening credit classes cancelled because of bad weather must be made up. Such make-up classes will be scheduled on the second Friday night after the missed class, or as otherwise announced by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faculty members are not authorized to cancel classes on their own because of weather conditions.

In the event of inclement weather or emergency conditions, announcements concerning closing of the College and/or class cancellations can be heard on radio/TV stations:

Beacon WBNR 1260 Newton, NJ WSUS 102.3
WSPK 104.7 WNNJ 1360/103.7
WHUD 100.7 WHCY 106.3
WLNA 1420 Poughkeepsie Radio Disney 1340/1390
Ellenville WELV 1370 WRRV 96.9/92.7
WPKF 96.1 WPDH 101.5/106.1
WFKP 99.3 KICKS 94.3/97.3
WRKW 92.9 MIX 97
WKIP 1450 Sullivan County Thunder 102
WRWD 107.3 WDNH 95.3
WBWZ 93.3 WDNB 102.1
WGHQ 920 AM WWRR 104.9
Monticello WSUL 98.3/95.7 WYCY 105.3
Newburgh WGNY 1220/103.1 Woodstock WDST 100.1
WDLC 1490 TV FOX 5