Class Cancellations Policy

Inclement Weather and Class Cancellation Information

On rare occasions, Mid Michigan College may cancel classes due to severe weather conditions.

See below for Mid's campus closure information.

Mid’s Inclement Weather and Class Cancellation Procedure (PDF, 2017 update)

Actions

When the weather is not favorable for travel, one of three actions may be taken by college officials:

  • The college may remain open
  • The college may cancel classes with offices remaining open for business
  • The college may close

Key Points

  • With no on-campus housing students must travel to their classes.
  • Weather conditions can vary widely across the college's service area.
  • Travel decisions must be the responsibility of each student after assessing the road conditions in their area, the condition of their vehicle and their driving skills.
  • The college does not encourage students to take unnecessary risks in order to come to class.
  • Mid Michigan College does not close as readily as public schools.
  • We are training many of our students for the workplace. If weather conditions permit them to travel to work, they will also be expected to travel to school.
  • Cancelling one or two classes because of inclement weather may compromise the overall quality of a course. Students who feel they have been unfairly treated due to weather-related absence should contact their instructor, instructional director or dean and then the president, in that order.

Making the Determination

The process of determining action in response to inclement weather begins before 3 a.m. In choosing an action the Mid Michigan College administration considers several factors:

  • Can the parking lots be kept plowed for access?
  • Are law enforcement officials requesting that travel be limited?
  • Are local businesses closing?
  • What are current weather conditions and forecasts for the area?

The decision to close the college or cancel classes is communicated to local radio and television stations by 6 a.m. Evening class cancellations are announced by 4:00 p.m.


Notifications

A few local radio and television stations are notified when MMCC's classes are delayed or canceled. However, the most accurate source of information is our homepage at www.midmich.edu. This is updated as soon as a decision is made.

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Classes Delayed

In the event the College has a "delayed" start time due to weather conditions, the classes normally held during that time are cancelled.

For example, if classes are cancelled until 10:00am, and you have an 8:30-10:00 am class, it would be cancelled for that day.

However, if your class does not fit neatly into the College's delayed time announcement, the following policy will be followed:

If there is at least 50 minutes (an instructional hour) of class time remaining, the class would meet beginning at the delayed time. For example, if the College cancels classes until 10:00 am and your class runs from 9:00-12:00 noon, that class would still meet from 10:00-12:00 noon. Only the first hour would be missed.

However, that same class would not meet at all if classes were cancelled until 11:30 am, since there would be less than 50 minutes (an instructional hour) of class time remaining.

If you have any questions as to whether your class will be meeting on a "delayed" start day, call the Faculty Secretary at (989) 386-6667.

 
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