Information on authorized closings during inclement weather
From: Human Resources
The safety of the Virginia Tech community is our top priority. In times of inclement weather or other situations, it may be necessary for the university to close or delay opening the Blacksburg, Virginia campus or other campus locations across the state.
Decisions to alter the normal schedule for the university are made as quickly as possible and are communicated to faculty, staff, students, and the community in the following ways:
- University Status page
- Twitter @vtalerts
- Broadcast emails to all vt.edu accounts
- Electronic message boards in classrooms and common spaces
- The weather/emergency hotline (540-231-6668)
- Official messages during emergencies and other incidents will come from the following social media accounts:
- Virginia Tech
- VT Alerts
- Twitter: twitter.com/vtalerts
- Virginia Tech Police
- Virginia Tech Emergency Management
Note: These are the only official sources of information for authorized closings and delayed openings for the Blacksburg campus and facilities in the immediate Blacksburg area (excluding off-campus extension offices). As a public service, information will be sent to local media outlets as needed; however, Virginia Tech is not responsible for inaccurate reporting of information on local media outlets.
In the case of inclement weather, employees are responsible for notifying and communicating with their supervisors if and when to report to work that day. If it is not safe for an employee to report to work, they should notify their supervisor.
Because full details of university closings may not be adequately provided or described in other public media, employees are strongly advised to check the University Status page or one of the other official sources listed above. Additional information is available on the authorized closings page. Note: Authorized closing applies to the Blacksburg, Virginia campus or other specific campus locations across the state. Telework employees should follow protocol for their assigned campus location, unless a position requires to report on-site during the closing. For related policy information, review University Policy 4305: Authorized Closings Leave Policy and University Policy 5600: Authorized Closings.