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School Closing Policy

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Should weather conditions call for CBU classes or events to be cancelled or offices to be closed, here are some reminders on how to best stay informed on university closing situations:

• The CBU website will be updated with the latest information regarding class cancellations and school closings.

• The CBU mass notification system allows students, faculty and staff to receive closure and cancellation messages on multiple devices. Individuals may identify as many as three telephone numbers and one CBU email address (automatically) for receiving emergency notifications. Both voice and text messages can be sent to cell phones. To register or update your information, a valid CBU email account is required. Registration or updating your information is simple and straightforward. Simply visit the Registration Page and follow the instructions. Use your intranet username and password to log in.

• You can also receive closure and cancellation messages via Twitter. If you have an active Twitter account, simply sign up to follow CBU at

• The local television stations will run ongoing information on school closings beginning as early as 5:30 a.m. each morning when severe weather threatens. CBU usually makes its decision by 6:00 a.m. Each station uses a different format for school closings, but most information "crawls" appear at the bottom of the screen. Although all the television stations will be called with the latest CBU information on school closings, we recommend tuning in to television channels WREG-TV 3, WMC-TV 5, (includes WMC790 AM and 99.7 FM), Eyewitness News ABC24/CW30 and WHBQ-TV 13.