Inclement Weather Alerts & Preparedness
The Spring Semester could bring inclement weather for which your student will need to be prepared. For the most up-to-date online information on inclement weather that may affect class cancellations and school closings, visit VCU Alerts. The university will also 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:
Winter Storm Preparedness Tips
It is best to be prepared for inclement weather before it hits. Please share the following tips with your student so they aren’t caught off-guard when winter weather hits:
- Prepare your emergency kit with non-perishable food, water, batteries and other supplies that can last you and your roommates 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 apartment or residence hall.
- If you have a car on campus or at an off-campus location, 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 on the VCU Alert FAQ page. 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 the VCU Alert resource page.