During inclement weather, the Graduate Center Director, in consultation with Asheville Chamber staff and local police and public safety officials, will determine whether the Center facility will be open and if classes will be delayed, canceled or held as scheduled. When inclement weather occurs overnight or in the very early morning, decisions concerning opening facilities and classes are usually made and announced by 7 a.m. The decision to cancel afternoon/evening classes, which are those classes that begin at 4 p.m. or later, will usually made and announced by 2:00 p.m. Unexpected snow or ice and worsening weather conditions can alter these timelines.
Travel to the Center
Asheville graduate students should exercise good judgment in deciding whether to attempt to travel to the Center and are encouraged not to do so when conditions might threaten their safety or the safety of others. It is fully the responsibility of students in deciding whether to attempt to travel to the Center. Again, you are encouraged not to do so when conditions might threaten anyone’s safety. It is also fully the responsibility of students facing this situation to promptly contact their instructors directly to indicate the reason for their absence and to request assistance concerning course materials pertinent to keeping current with the class. Commuting students who are unable to attend classes due to travel conditions will not be penalized for their non-attendance.
Facility closings, late starts and class cancellations will be announced via an email announcement sent to faculty, staff and students' campus email accounts. Changes in schedules of University non-class events and activities, such as conferences, workshops and speakers, will be announced via email and posted on the Center’s web site and at our Facebook and Twitter sites.