6060P Campus Closure (Procedures)

Original Date: 11/14/1994 * Last Revision Effective: 5/13/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Administrative Services


Severe weather conditions or damage resulting from fire, earthquake, or other disasters may require the college to close. The president or his/her designee is responsible for making the decision to cancel classes and/or close all college offices and will follow the procedures below.


If the conditions develop during a regular working day, efforts will be made to notify all faculty, staff, and students present at that time. Off-campus notifications (radio stations, message line, text messaging, campus alert system and website) will begin immediately.

In the event of a partial day closure, the vice president of administrative services, in consultation with the president, vice president of instruction, vice president of student affairs and dean of continuing education, will make a decision regarding evening classes and services by 2:00 p.m. The vice president of administrative services will then make notifications for communications changes.

If the conditions develop overnight or over a weekend, the president or designee will notify senior administrative staff as soon as possible before 10:00 p.m. or after 4:00 a.m. so that “telephone trees” may be put into action to notify staff.

To find out if the college is closed

  • call (425) 401-6680 for a recorded message;
  • check the Bellevue College website, www.bellevuecollege.edu (under News & Events)
  • check schoolreport.org web site
  • tune in to local radio and TV stations.

Revision History

Original 11/14/1994
Revisions 12/1/2001; 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009; 9/17/2012; 5/13/2015

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated May 13, 2015