Weather Plan Emergency

The State University of New York at Cobleskill is a residential community and must stay open at all times. Only the Governor has the authority to close the campus. However, there are occasions when a weather emergency will create the need for:


Cancellation of classes

Early dismissal or delayed start of classes


In all cases, employees and students must use their best judgment in determining their own safety when traveling to and from the campus. Leave accruals must be charged unless the governor officially closes the campus.


The official decision and notification to declare a weather emergency will be made by the president or his designee in consultation with the Director of Facilities Management. Normally, Steven Ackerknecht, Vice President for Student Development and Collegiate Life will be the designee.



The Vice President for Student Development and Collegiate Life will place an appropriate weather-related message on campus e-mail, campus voice mail system and campus Weather Emergency Hotline 255-6000 whenever possible.


The weather emergency announcement will be broadcast over the following channels which are associated with the “School Closing Network.”



Capital News 9

WNYT               TV (13)

WRGB   TV (6)

WTEN   TV (10)


WRVE   The River

WGY     810 AM

WYJB   B95.5

WFLY   92



Despite our best efforts, a class cancellation notice for SUNY Cobleskill may get listed among the “school closings” on radio and television stations. Be reminded that this normally means only that classes are cancelled, not that the campus is closed. If campus was closed by the Governor, we would communicate that via voice mail system and campus email.