Because of the difficulty in making up lost time, unscheduled closing of the University occurs only in extreme circumstances, particularly when it involves cancellation of classes or examinations. In the event of an emergency University closing, announcements will be made over radio stations in Carrollton and the surrounding area and radio and television stations in Atlanta.
During times of bad weather or other emergencies, University officials make decisions on whether or not to close the campus based on public safety reports and other considerations. In such cases, the safety and security of the majority of students and faculty/staff colleagues is a prime consideration; however, we recognize that there may be special circumstances that pertain to individual students, faculty, and staff that are more serious than those that apply to the majority. Students, faculty, and staff are advised, therefore, to use their best judgment about their safety and that of their families in those situations. Students should consult with individual faculty members about making up lost time, and faculty and staff should be in touch with their department chairs and heads.
Official announcements about University closings and class/examination cancellations will be made only by the President and/or the office of University Communications and Marketing.
The University reserves the right to schedule additional class or examinations sessions should some be cancelled.
Information on cancelled or rescheduled class or examination sessions may also be obtained by calling the Department of Public Safety, 678-839-6000 (day and night); the office of University Communications and Marketing, 678-839-6464 (daytime only); or visiting the University Web site at www.westga.edu or enroll in Wolf Alert - the University's emergency warning system. To register, go to the University Police webpage which can be found at http://www.westga.edu/police/.