Inclement Weather Policy

Muskegon Community College intends to be in full operation every scheduled class day. However, during extremely inclement weather, when it appears that the interests of all concerned will be best served by closing the College, appropriate announcements will be made over local radio and television stations. Students and staff can also sign up to receive RAVE Alerts for campus closing and emergency notices texted to their cell phones.

All announcements should be noted carefully inasmuch as only morning, afternoon or evening classes may be canceled. Announcements will be made over the following radio and television stations: This list was updated January 17, 2013 and supersedes all previous lists.

Radio Stations

1340 AM
1090AM/106.9 FM
1410 AM
101.3 FM
1300AM/105.7 FM
91.3 FM
93.7 FM
105.3 FM
1680 AM
98.7 FM
104.5 FM
97.9 FM
1230 AM
1480 AM/88.5FM
100.5 FM
1140 AM
96.1 FM
99.3 FM
107.3 FM
107.9 FM
92.5 FM
96.9 FM
94.5 FM
95.7 FM
101.7 FM

Television Stations

WWMT       TV-Channel 3
WXMI           TV-Channel 17
WOOD       TV-Channel 8
WGVU          TV-Channel 35
WZZM        TV-Channel 13
WXSP           TV-Channel 18
WOTV        TV-Channel 41
MCC-TV        TV-Channel 98/902
The closing of on-campus courses may not affect off-campus classes. Muskegon Community College classes taught off-campus will be canceled based upon cancellation of classes by individual schools; i.e., Grand Haven, MCC Fremont Campus, Newaygo, Whitehall, etc.
Classes and activities for Ferris State University (777-0510), Grand Valley State University (777-0505), Western Michigan University (777-0500) can be contacted directly. They may be canceled even though MCC remains open.

Severe Weather

When warned of a tornado or other severe weather conditions, staff and students should proceed to shelter areas outlined on the Severe Weather Poster, which is posted in each room of the campus. No one should leave the building under these circumstances.

The President is responsible for making the decision to have classes or to close during periods of adverse weather conditions or other emergencies. Every effort will be made to reach such a decision in time to inform radio stations, the MCC switchboard and maintenance and security personnel as early as possible. The decision will be based on the best information possible from weather forecasts, conditions on campus and in parking lots, and the status of roads over which students, faculty and staff must travel.

An announcement in the morning closing the College during the day does not necessarily mean evening courses and activities have likewise been canceled. A separate decision, usually made prior to 2:00 p.m., will be announced concerning evening credit and community service classes. An announcement, made during the day that evening classes have been canceled does not mean that the College is closed as of the announcement. Staff should work until their regular shift is complete. If MCC cancels courses on campus but not at one or more off campus sites, appropriate radio announcements will be made.


If, because of weather conditions during the day, evening classes and activities are canceled an announcement will be made prior to 2:00 p.m. whenever possible. All classes meeting at a designated time or later will not be held that night. The specific time will be determined based on weather conditions and class schedule. Such an announcement applies to all activities meeting on campus. Evening credit classes canceled because of bad weather must be made up. Such make up classes will be scheduled and announced by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Faculty members are not authorized to cancel classes on their own because of weather conditions.

Credit and non-credit classes held at off-campus high school locations (Whitehall, MCC Fremont Campus…) will follow that high school’s inclement weather closing announcement. Information regarding inclement weather closings will also be available via the college recorded voice service (231-773-9131).