Emergency Closing Procedures
These procedures may be implemented to close the College in times of severe
weather or other emergencies (loss of water, power, or natural disasters).
In the event of emergencies that could affect safety, health, or access to
the College, the President or designee will have the final authority to make
the decision to cancel classes or to close the College.
Employees are encouraged to confirm media announcements by consulting the College's School Closing
Information Line (734-677-5288) and the WCC homepage (wccnet.edu).
In the event classes are cancelled, the college is open. Instructional Faculty need not report unless
otherwise noted on the College's School Closing Information Line (734-677-5288). All other employees are
expected to report at their normal time/shift. Concerns about delayed arrivals due to extreme weather/traffic
conditions should not compromise employees' concern for and attention to safety. Delayed arrivals will be
evaluated on an individual basis. As always employees who are unable to report must follow proper call-in
procedures. When classes are cancelled, absence due to weather/traffic may be charged to available paid
time off, or vacation, or personal time.
Should the College be closed, most employees are not required to report. Those staff
members who are essential to the maintenance of campus buildings, computer services,
safety & security, or snow removal will be notified to report by their supervisor
and will be compensated in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements.
The President's or designee's decision to cancel classes or close the College will
be communicated by Public Relations and Marketing.
Detailed closing information willl be placed on:
- School Closing Information Line (734-677-5288)
- WCC homepage
- WCC Alert: the College Emergency Notification Service
These procedures will be given to all employees annually in the Fall Semester as a
reminder, to new employees at the time of initial orientation and will be included
in the Human Resources Management homepage