The University of West Georgia is committed to the personal safety of its students, faculty, and staff in the event of severe weather. University policy regarding severe weather and emergency closings is posted on University Police and official announcements about class and/or examination cancellations will be made only by the President and/or the Department of Public Relations. Students should NOT contact their professors to ask if the University has been closed. Although it is not possible to develop policy to address every weather-related emergency, these guidelines are intended to provide some general direction about such situations.

In the event that classes are cancelled or disrupted for less than one calendar week, each professor, at his or her discretion, will make adjustments as needed to cover material missed during those cancelled sessions. This may or may not involve the use of rescheduled or online classes. If the closures exceed a single calendar week, students should contact the Chair of the Department of Criminology or the professor of the class for updated information regarding changes to the schedule in the Department. It is the intention of the Department of Criminology to handle every concern seriously and as effectively as possible.