There are certain times when classes may be cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather.
Please sign up for MAC text message alerts, check the college website, follow Mount Aloysius College’s Facebook page, or call the switchboard at (814) 886-4131 to determine if a cancellation or delay has taken place. Cancellations and delays will also be sent to WTAJ/WJAC, though there may be a delay in those stations broadcasting the information.
The College is committed to keeping campus safe and operational during inclement weather. During periods when severe weather is forecasted Mount Aloysius College officials are in regular contact with weather specialists and county and regional departments.
In the event of a campus closure we will move to an asynchronous Virtual Learning Day. Students should check their MAC email and course sites in Canvas for alternative assignments and information as missed instructional time is to be made up remotely.
The College’s policy is to remain open, if possible, for those students who can attend class during inclement weather. However, it is understood that our commuting students come from varied distances and in many cases varied climates. It is therefore, also the policy of the College to treat student and employee tardiness or absences liberally on inclement weather days. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use their own judgment in deciding whether or not road conditions are safe enough for travel in the area and at the time they are commuting to class, clinical or student teaching.
On days that the College will open at 10AM, all classes will run according to the compressed schedule, posted below. Please consider how your schedule would be altered if the compressed schedule is used.
Online courses will not be affected by the compressed schedule. Meeting times for advising, tutoring, and other appointments should be confirmed with the individual you were to meet with.
Students in clinical courses will report to their sites at 10:00 a.m. and complete the remaining clinical hours for the day. Online courses will not be affected by the compressed schedule. Meeting times for advising, tutoring, and other appointments should be confirmed with the individual you were to meet with.
Faculty understands that students may have to use their own discretion on challenging weather days. In such cases, students need to contact their faculty members (preferably through email in advance of the scheduled class) indicating that they have special weather-related circumstances that prevent their attendance. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the class requirement and policies as they relate to missed classes and to ensure makeup classes, clinical and/or assignments are completed.
In the past, Mount Aloysius College has closed Main campus and not a satellite campus such as Dubois. This practice is no longer active. When Mount Aloysius College closes or delays the Main campus, all other campuses are also closed or delayed for MAC students, including clinical sites. Closures and delays apply to all undergraduate and graduate classes.