Emergency Closings/Cancellations

Cancellation of a class may be necessary because of the sudden illness or unexpected absence of an instructor too late for a substitute to be assigned. Students will be notified of the cancellation by a notice posted on the classroom door or delivered in person by another instructor or in advance, through a faculty announcement in Blackboard, or see Instructor cancellations. Further study assignments may be distributed by the same means. In the event of the cancellation of an evening class, efforts will be made to contact students in advance by telephone. Students should check their Blackboard for instructions on class delivery through remote instruction.

Students may decide if extreme weather and road conditions prevent their attendance at classes when the College is open. In such cases, students should notify the College in advance and state the reason for their absence by calling (609) 343-5114. Students who miss a class - must still complete assignments.

If an instructor is late for a class, students should wait at least 10 minutes after the scheduled starting time of the class. After such time, students may leave without prejudice, but one student should inform the Faculty Support Office of the instructor’s absence: Mays Landing– Room A-123, Cape May County Campus

  • Room 335, Worthington Atlantic City Campus – Room 255.

In the event of bad weather or other emergency, Atlantic Cape campus closings are announced on the homepage, Facebook page, Twitter account, via TextAlert and carried over local radio stations. Students are encouraged to sign up for text alerts via the homepage of atlantic.edu as this is the first source of information regarding closing or delays.

Please note that the closings may be for different sites or morning, afternoon or evening classes only. If a “delayed opening” is announced, the College will open at 11 a.m.

Atlantic Cape feels that students have the right to decide when extreme weather and road conditions prevent them from attending classes when the College is open. Students who miss a class must still complete assignments.

Radio and TV stations carrying closing announcements include:

Radio Stations TV Stations
WPUR 107.3 CBS 3 - Philadelphia
WOND 1400 FOX 29 – Philadelphia
WAYV 95.1 NBC 10 - Philadelphia
WZXL 100.7 ABC 6 - Philadelphia

See TextAlerts.