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The winter months in Richmond can offer variable weather patterns and severe winter storms that may impact classes and campus closures for our students and staff. Parents and family members can find information about emergencies and campus alerts through a variety of resources.

For the most up-to-date online information on inclement weather that may affect class cancellations and school closings, visit VCU Alerts.

The university also will post urgent messages and alerts concerning weather on the main VCU website.

Text Message Alerts

If you have not already, you can also sign up to receive VCU Alert text messages to your phone or mobile device. Parents and community members may sign up for VCU’s text message alert system to receive information about campus emergencies and cancellations due to inclement weather.

Connect with VCU on Social Media

You can also receive updated alert information via social media:

Twitter: @VCUnews,

Facebook: Facebook@VCU,

Winter Storm Preparedness Tips

  • Prepare your emergency kit with non-perishable food, water, batteries and other supplies that can last you and your family for two to three days.
  • Consider purchasing items such as rock salt, sand, ice scrapers and shovels, and keep extra blankets in your car and home.
  • Prepare your vehicle by making sure your gas tank is at least half-full, the antifreeze is sufficient, and that your tire treads and windshield wipers are in good condition.

Inclement Weather FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions regarding inclement weather here:

Visit the National Weather Service for more information on how to stay safe during a weather emergency:

For more information and resources on inclement weather at VCU, visit:

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