Inclement Weather


Loyalist College remains open throughout the year, five days a week, with the exception of the winter break and statutory holidays. In the event of adverse weather conditions or a community emergency, the College can be a place of refuge for students, staff and the community at large. As such, every reasonable effort will be made to keep the College open.

On occasion, extreme weather conditions or an emergency situation (e.g. power outage, flooding, major equipment failure) may require the College or a satellite campus to cancel classes or to close. When this happens, the College will provide as much notice as possible to students, staff and the public, to minimize the inconvenience. The decision will be announced on:

  • The homepage at
  • Our Facebook page
  • Our Twitter feed
  • The following local radio stations: CJBQ 800; Mix 97; Rock 107; 95.5 FM; Cool 100 and CJLX FM (91X)

Whenever possible, the decision to cancel classes will be made by 6:30 am for daytime classes and by 3 pm for evening classes. If the College remains open, weather conditions will be monitored throughout the day and any updates will be communicated as quickly as possible. If local school buses are cancelled, it does not necessarily mean that classes are cancelled at the College.

The safety of our College community – students, staff and visitors – is always a top priority. Loyalist serves a large service area and conditions can vary widely within the region. Please exercise your best judgement with respect to safety when travelling during inclement weather, based on your individual circumstances. If you are unable to travel to the campus or to clinical or other placements, please communicate with your professors and your placement organization.

 Read Loyalist’s policy on Suspension of Operations and Closing of the College.