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MEMO: Delayed Opening or Closure of College Facilities for Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather Events

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MEMO: Delayed Opening or Closure of College Facilities for Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather Events

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Category: Need to Know

Published: 2017-11-29 05:39:40.637

To: Montgomery College Community

From: Shawn D. Harrison, Director, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Subject: Delayed Opening or Closure of College Facilities for Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather Events

Date: November 28, 2017

As the winter season approaches, it is important to know the options available to quickly obtain up-to-date information on Montgomery College closings or delays due to inclement weather or other emergency situations. Please retain this information for reference.

MC students and employees are automatically subscribed to MC Alert via their MyMC login. The default delivery method is a student or employee email issued by the College. <b>The College strongly encourages students and employees to register to receive text messages to your cell phones and emails to your non-MC accounts.</b> Visit the MC Alert page <a href="">here</a> and click on the MC Alert icon to update your information if you have not done so already.

Notices about closings, delays or building access are also provided via:

* <a href="">MC webpage</a>
* Local television and radio stations including MCTV
* College voicemail
* Facebook:
* Twitter:

If the College experiences a delayed opening, all facilities and buildings (including parking lots/parking garages) will be open for general occupancy 30 minutes prior to the beginning of delayed opening announcement times. As an example, if the College has a delayed opening notification announcing that the College will open for business or classes at 10 a.m., the campus facilities and buildings will be unlocked and available at 9:30 a.m. on that day.

When the College is officially closed or the opening of the College is delayed, non-essential employees are not authorized to be on the campus due to safety concerns. Only essential personnel are permitted on College campuses during periods of closure.

The buildings where the safety and security offices are located remain open and available regardless of start time. Listed below are the locations for each campus:

* Germantown Campus SA 282 - Science and Applied Studies Building (240-567-7777)
* Rockville Campus CB 101 - Counseling and Advising Building (240-567-5111)
* Takoma Park/Silver Spring East Campus ST 117 - Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center (240-567-1600)
* Takoma Park/Silver Spring West Campus HS Lobby - Health Sciences Building (240-567-5555)

Decisions to close the College or delay opening are made by the senior vice president for administrative and fiscal services. These decisions are made after consulting with collegewide administrative, campus facilities, and security staff. As early as possible, the Office of Communications notifies the media and the College community of any changes to hours of operation. If no announcement is made, assume the College is open.

Unless otherwise notified, employees located at off-campus sites such as the OITB, Corporate Boulevard, Standish Place, WD&CE regional centers, and Community Engagement Centers should report to work at the delayed opening start times that are communicated via College communications.

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 240-567-4292.

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