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Delays/closings due to Adverse Weather

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College administrators follow our official policy and procedure when making and communicating decisions related to adverse and inclement weather.
Regardless of college announcements, commuters should exercise personal judgment concerning highway road conditions, particularly those from other counties or remote areas.
Please note: If the college is open, no announcement will be made.
When possible, announcements concerning college operation will be made by 6:30 a.m. via text, email and voice calls to all employees and students. (Sign up for SCC Alert now to receive notifications faster than any other method!) Weather closings and delays will also be communicated through the digital and social media platforms - as well as the regional broadcast outlets listed at the bottom of this page, but students and employees are directed to solely rely on official SCC sources as Southwestern cannnot be responsible for erroneous reporting by external media.
If a delay is announced initially, and if weather conditions worsen after the 6:30 a.m. announcement, an additional announcement closing the college for the day will be made no later than 8:30 a.m. Announcements concerning evening classes will be made no later than 3 p.m. The following types of announcements may be made:
  1. Delayed Start: If the college is a delayed start, the campus will open at 10 a.m. Students should report to the class/lab/clinic they would be in at 10 a.m. on a regular day. All instructional time missed in a delayed start will be made up.
  2. College Closed: This means there are extremely hazardous conditions and no one should report to work or class.
  3. Early Dismissal: Early Dismissal will be announced when weather conditions dictate the early dismissal of day or evening classes. This type of announcement will be made by telephone to a designee in each building on campus, who will communicate the early dismissal information to the occupants of the building.

Online and Social Media Resources:
SCC's Home Page


  • (99.9-FM) WKSF, Asheville
  • (95.3-FM) WCQS, Asheville
  • (1590-AM) WBHN, Bryson City
  • (1370-AM) WGHC, Clayton, Ga.
  • (104.1-FM) WQXI, Clayton, Ga.
  • (1050-AM) WFSC, Franklin
  • (96.7-FM) WNCC, Franklin
  • (1480-AM) WPFJ, Franklin
  • (104.5-FM) WHLC, Highlands
  • (1320 AM) WKRK, Murphy
  • (95.9-FM) WCVP, Robbinsville
  • (540-AM) WRGC, Sylva
  • (104.9-FM) WQNS, Waynesville


  • (ABC) – WLOS, Asheville, NC 
  • (CBS) – WSPA, Spartanburg, SC
  • (NBC) – WYFF, Greenville, SC 

(REMINDER: Students and employees are to rely only on official SCC sources including SCC Alert, text, emails, voice calls, our website and official college social media accounts for information related to closings and delays).

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