Class Cancellation Policy

During inclement weather, the President may cancel or delay classes. Notifications of delays or cancellations will be announced over local radio and television stations.

A detailed message will also be available by calling the University’s Weather Line at (401) 232-6002. The decision to cancel or delay classes will also be available on the University website at

Faculty absence and class session cancellation:

If a professor decides to cancel a class, s/he must notify three parties of that decision: the Department Chair, the respective Dean, and his/her Suite Coordinator. In turn, Suite Coordinators will request that the Office of the Registrar (ext 6080) have the professor’s cancelled classes listed on the AXIS TV system: notification of a class session cancellation via the classroom blackboard or classroom door is not acceptable.

If a specific Suite Coordinator is not available, it is not acceptable to request student assistants to notify others of the class cancellation; they may assist the professor in contacting another Coordinator, but ultimately it is the professor’s responsibility to contact a Suite Coordinator regarding the cancellation of a class session.