Emergency Planning / College Closings or Delays

In the event of inclement weather, decisions about closures or delays are made with the safety of all members of the Meredith community in mind, and announced as quickly as possible.

How and When Decisions are Made
When inclement weather is predicted in the Raleigh, N.C. area, members of Meredith’s executive leadership team use multiple sources to review weather reports, monitor road conditions both on- and off-campus, and consult with other appropriate local officials to determine whether schedule changes are necessary.

Decisions to cancel classes, close administrative offices, or delay the opening of campus are typically announced by 6 a.m. If it becomes necessary to make a change once the initial decision is announced, as much notice as possible will be given.

Where to Find Information about Meredith Closures or Delays
College closure or delay decisions are communicated directly to faculty, staff, and students through the following methods:

  • Messages via MC Alert, Meredith's emergency notification system, to the subscribers' preferred contact numbers.(Instructions on registering for MC Alert. You will need your WebAdvisor username and password).
  • Inclement Weather line, 919-832-8878;
  • Email to all students, faculty, and staff;
  • Meredith College website and Enews; and
  • The College’s official Facebook page.

The following local media outlets are also contacted with information about closures and/or delays:

  • WRAL-TV and WRAL.com;
  • WTVD-TV;
  • WNCN-TV;
  • Time Warner Cable News; and
  • WPTF Radio.

Department or Program-specific Event Cancellations or Schedule Changes
Faculty or staff needing to announce department or program-specific cancellations or schedule changes (library hours, dining hours, etc.) can submit an announcement to Meredith Enews.



Contact Information:

Ann Gleason, chair of Meredith’s Incident Response Team
(919) 760-8521
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