With winter's early arrival, inclement weather procedures outlined

November 29, 2005

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Olympia, Wash. -- Snow already? The Evergreen State College reminds students, faculty, staff and the community of procedures to determine the operation status of the college.

The most effective way to determine whether Evergreen is closed is to call the main campus switchboard at (360) 867-6000, option 1 or check the college website at www.evergreen.edu . The decision to close campus, while rare, is made by 6 a.m.

Evergreen's primary radio station for emergency information for the Olympia area is KGY 1240 AM. Radio stations in Grays Harbor (KXRO 1320), Lewis (KELA 1170), Mason (KMAS 1030), Pierce (KPLU 88.5) and King Counties (KIRO 710) are also notified, as well as Seattle area television stations. For further information about which media outlets are notified, contact Anthony Sermonti in the Office of College Relations at sermonta@evergreen.edu or call (360) 867-5213.

Faculty may cancel classes when the college is open. Communication methods for those circumstances are arranged within the academic program. With the complex geography and dynamic weather in the region, college officials advise individuals to analyze their own situation and determine whether it is safe for travel.

Evergreen's Tacoma Campus follows the decision of the Tacoma School District.

The Dean of Evening & Weekend Studies and the vice president of student affairs make a decision regarding Evening & Weekend Programs by 3 p.m. on weekdays and by 6 a.m. on weekends. Information about Evening & Weekend Program closures can also be obtained at 867-6000, option 1, or by checking Evergreen's home page.