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Inclement Weather Information

During the winter season, the weather frequently turns inclement making travel difficult. Bad weather, especially between mid-night and 6:00 A.M., can also make it difficult to prepare the campus to receive students, faculty, and staff by the start of classes. Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College will make every effort to remain open and on schedule even in moderately severe winter weather. The education process is very important, most classes use very tight syllabi, and both institutions are not dependent on bus transportation as are primary and secondary schools. It is therefore possible to remain open when public and private primary and secondary schools have closed or delayed.

 

Media Sources

The College will make every effort, by 6:30 A.M., to inform media sources of its intentions regarding closure or delay; however, weather conditions may not deteriorate until after 6:30 A.M. (e.g., the sudden onset of freezing rain). We suggest that students, faculty, and staff stay tuned to sources of weather information while traveling to the campus any time before 8:00 A.M.

 

Radio and TV Stations

Rather than calling the College to determine the status of classes, we encourage you to listen to any of the following radio or TV stations for information regarding closure or delay. Keep in mind that media sources will not be asked to announce cancellation of individual classes.

 

Radio
Call #
General Listening Area Served:
 
1590AM
Akron/Canton
 
97.5 FM
Akron/Canton
 
94.9 FM
Akron/Canton
 
101.3FM/1340AM
Ashland
 
102.3FM
Ashland
 
92.7FM
Bucyrus
 
1540AM
Bucyrus
 
89.7FM
Columbus
 
97.9FM
Columbus
 
92.3FM
Columbus
 
105.7FM
Columbus
 
610AM
Columbus
 
1230AM
Columbus
 
93.3 and 87.7 FM
Columbus
 
1400AM
Mansfield
 
105.3FM
Mansfield
 
91.7FM
Mansfield
 
100.1FM
Mansfield
 
106.1FM
Mansfield
 
90.7FM
Mansfield
 
106.9FM/1490AM
Marion
 
93.7FM
Mt. Vernon
 
1300AM
Mt. Vernon
 
95.3FM
Norwalk
 
1510AM
Norwalk
 
104.5FM/960AM
Wooster
TV
TV 68
Locally on channel 68 and on Direct TV in the following counties: Ashland, Astabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne

 

Web Sites

You may also visit the web sites of The Ohio State University Mansfield, North Central State College or NorthCentralOhio.com for information about weather related closures and delays.


Instructions For Students

We serve a broad geographic area, which often has diverse weather conditions and commuters may experience conditions which make travel difficult. In such cases students are asked to use their discretion regarding travel. If OSU Mansfield has not issued an official cancellation or delay, students are expected to exercise their mature judgment in determining whether to attend classes or activities sanctioned by the University. In accordance with established procedures students are accountable for any material missed during an absence without an official delay or announced cancellation. Faculty members are encouraged to provide absent students the opportunity to make up missed work on their own. In all cases, students are expected to pursue by their own self-directed efforts the course content, activities, and assignments for which they are responsible during the period of absence.



Delaying The Opening of Campus

If weather forces a delay the University will communicate that CREDIT classes will resume at 10:00 A.M. That portion of the class which was scheduled prior to the announced delayed time has been canceled as well as that portion of the same class which extends no greater than 30 minutes beyond the delayed state time.

For example, if the college delays until 10:00 A.M. a class starting at 8:00 A.M. and ending at 10:20 A.M. has been canceled for the day. However, a class starting at 8:00 A.M. but ending at 11:00 A.M. would still be holding class for one hour starting at 10:00 A.M. Activities or classes scheduled to begin on or after the delayed time will be conducted in a normal manner with students held responsible for any material presented.



Defining Closure and Delay

 Closure:  The University is closed. All credit and non-credit classes and activities scheduled by the university have been cancelled for the day.

Delay: The University is delayed until a specified time to allow it to prepare for arrival of students. All credit and non-credit classes and activities scheduled by the University have been delayed until the specified time.

 

Cancellation of Evening Classes

When weather deteriorates during a class day and is forecasted to continue through the afternoon and evening, the University will make a decision to cancel classes by 3:30 P.M. Appropriate media sources will be contacted and the information will be posted on the website. As with decisions to cancel in the morning, decisions to cancel evening classes and events are often difficult and depend on many factors. Campus officials will make every effort to make timely decisions about classes beginning after 4:30 P.M.

 

Conditions For Cancellation

Generally, the campus will close and classes of both institutions will be cancelled when the following situations exist:

  • The volume of snow or ice is such that campus roadways and parking lots cannot be safely cleaned.

  • Level 3 snow emergency in Richland County.

 

 

 

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