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Emergency Closing Procedures

Finding out About Delay or Closure

Classes at SUNY Schenectady will be held as scheduled unless noted on the College's home page,, and/or noted in a NY-Alert phone message and/or e-mail. If your contact information has changed since your registration and you wish to receive NY-Alert messages, be sure to update your profile via the Registrar’s link on home page, in person at the Registrar or Student Affairs officers or via

In the event that it is necessary to cancel or delay classes due to weather or other conditions concerning safety, the College notifies the School Closing Network. The decision to cancel DAYTIME classes is made by 6 a.m. The decision to cancel EVENING classes is made by 2 p.m. However, if the weather worsens between 2 and 4 p.m. the College will reassess conditions and cancel EVENING classes by 4 p.m. 

As a public service, the College notifies the School Closings Network, which includes the following radio and TV stations:

 WROW-AM 590  WFLY-FM 92.3  WRGB-TV Channel 6
 WGY-AM 810  WYJB-FM 95.5  WTEN-TV Channel 10
 WOFX-AM 980  JAMZ-FM 96.3  WNYT-TV Channel 13
   MAGIC-FM 100.9  WXXA-TV FOX 23
   WKKS-FM 102.3  CAPITAL NEWS 9-TV Channel 9
   WHRL-FM 103.1    (Spectrum Cable only)
   WPYX-FM 106.5  
   WGNA-FM 107.7  


The stations are asked to read the following: “Classes at Schenectady County Community College are canceled/delayed. The College is open for the conduct of other business.” If classes are delayed a specific start time will be announced. An announcement regarding class cancellation and delays is also provided on the College phone system, 518-381-1200.