Community Responsibilities: Weather-Related School Closing Policy
Does Malone close for bad weather in the winter? The answer is yes, BUT VERY INFREQUENTLY.
The closing policy followed here is similar to that of other colleges and universities, as well as business and industry. As a result, various public school systems will be closed while Malone remains open.
If there is a heavy snowfall or other emergency which would necessitate the canceling of classes or the closing of the campus, announcements will be made over Radio Station WHBC 94.1 FM or WHBC 1480 AM.
When day classes are to be cancelled, the radio station will normally be prepared to announce the closing by 6:30 a.m. If evening classes are to be cancelled, an announcement will usually be made by 4:30 p.m. In either case, please do not call the radio station or the Malone number. The station usually makes an announcement on the air within a few minutes of our call to them. If you are a seasoned commuter, you know that the weather may vary considerably at different spots in northeastern Ohio. Hence, Malone may cancel classes when the weather at your home is not serious and vice versa. Often the deciding factor is whether or not the Malone crews will be able to have the parking lots open by 7:45 a.m.
Faculty members have agreed to give special consideration and help to commuters who, because of impassable roads, cannot get to class. We simply ask each commuter to evaluate honestly the road conditions in his/her area and to make every attempt to be present when Malone is open. However, we are not asking you to take undue risks.