Inclement Weather Emergency Closing

Students in the snow

In the event of an emergency closing, classes and activities will be cancelled according to the following announcement times:

  • By 6:00 a.m. to announce a closing for the day or a delayed opening
  • By 10:00 a.m. for afternoon classes and activities
  • By 2:00 p.m. for evening classes and activities

Delayed Opening

In the event that a DELAYED OPENING occurs in the middle of a class period, students and faculty are advised that if your class has one hour or longer of instruction / lab / studio time remaining – your class WILL meet.  For example, your class meets from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  There is a 12:00 noon Delayed Opening.  Your class WILL meet for the remainder of the class period from 12:00 to 1:45 p.m.

However, if your class has less than one hour of instruction / lab / studio time remaining – your class will NOT meet.  For example, your class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  There is a 10:00 a.m. Delayed Opening.  Your class will NOT meet.

Early Dismissal

In the event that an EARLY DISMISSAL occurs in the middle of a class period, students and faculty are advised that if your class has one hour or longer of instruction / lab / studio time before the Early Dismissal – your class WILL meet.  For example, your class meets from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.  There is a 3:00 p.m. Early Dismissal.  Your class WILL meet from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

However, if your class has less than one hour of instruction / lab / studio time before the Early Dismissal – your class will NOT meet.  For example, your class meets from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.  There is a 1:00 p.m. Early Dismissal.  Your class will NOT meet.

Site Closings

If the College is closed, the Southern Education Center will be closed, unless an emergency requires unique closing decisions at either the Toms River or Manahawkin location.

If the College is closed, Off-Campus and Kean University classes will be cancelled.

If the College is open but an off-campus site is closed, Off-Campus classes at that site will be cancelled.

Emergency closing information will be available via:

  • Viking Alert - Receive text, email, or voicemail messages.  Register or update your cell, email, or landline at ocean.sendwordnow.com.
  • The college home page www.ocean.edu.
  • A recorded message on the main college phone line, 732.255.0400.
  • Radio & TV stations.  See below.

In addition to these outlets, local media are expected to announce college closings - but students are urged to check the website or phone message to get the most accurate and up to date information.

If the college is open, there will be no announcement.

The following radio and TV stations will also announce college closings:

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