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Weather Emergencies

During conditions of a weather emergency, SUNY College at Old Westbury will make every effort to continue administrative operations. However, certain conditions (hazardous roads, inability to keep parking lots clear) may force a cancellation of classes. In almost every instance, the College will remain open for other business. Only the Governor of the State of New York is empowered to completely close a SUNY campus.

Announcement of Cancellations and Closures

Should inclement weather conditions force a cancellation of classes, the following media outlets will be contacted with such an announcement:

  • WALK, 97.5 fm
  • WBLI, 106.1 fm
  • WCBS, 880 am
  • WHLI, 1100 am
  • WINS, 1010 am
  • WKJY, 98.3 fm
  • WMJC, 94.3 fm
  • WOR, 710 am
  • News 12 Long Island, Cablevision Channel 12
  • WNBC-TV,
    Newschannel 4

Other sources of information concerning class cancellation include:

Old Westbury Events Hotline
516) 876-3030

University Police
(516) 876-3333

Old Westbury Website www.oldwestbury.edu

Impact on Employees

While classes may be cancelled, employees are expected to report to work. However, if an employee feels that hazardous roads or other conditions make it inadvisable to attempt to get to campus, he or she may decide to stay at home and charge the time to his or her annual or personal accruals. Employees exercising this option must notify their immediate supervisors. Similarly, an employee who reports to work but feels the worsening weather conditions may threaten his or her ability to get home safely, may request permission from his or her supervisor to leave the campus early and charge such missed time to his or her annual or personal accruals.

Certain “essential” employees must make every effort to get to the campus. Essential employees include those in maintenance, the heat plant, health services, food services, and the University Police Department.

Questions regarding the College’s inclement weather policy can be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (516) 876-3179.




University Police
phone 3333

Student Health Services
phone 3250

Off-Campus Emergencies
Phone: 911


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