Inclement Weather Closure Procedure Reminder

Clock Tower with snow

With our first seasonal snow sighting already on the books, this is good time to remind yourself of our campus closure process due to inclement weather.

South Seattle College’s leadership team makes closure (or late start) decisions by 5 a.m. on inclement weather days, and the Public Information Office will start publicizing that information immediately thereafter. It is possible the decision will be made the night before if the forecast clearly calls for bad weather.  

Please note we will not send messages if campuses are open.

Here’s where you can expect to receive closure information:

  • SeattleCollegesAlerts (RAVE): The SeattleCollegesAlerts system provides email, text and phone alerts.  By default, all students will receive SeattleCollegesAlerts emails to your address on file with the college.  If you carry a cell phone, we suggest opting in for text and phone messages to your mobile device as well. Learn more about the system here, including how to update your information and preferences. 
  • Phone message: The main campus phone line (206-934-5300) message will be switched to a closure announcement. 
  • Website: A closure announcement will be posted in the top banner of South’s website.
  • Social media: Notifications will be posted to South’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. 
  • and news media:  We will post closure information to the region-wide system, which then feeds details to news media.  You can also visit the FlashAlert website directly, click on the “View Local News” dropdown menu, select “Seattle/Western Washington” and enter “South Seattle College” in the search box.  Click on the link that appears and you’ll see the latest.

As always, please exercise caution when traveling, especially as inclement weather moves into our region. Stay up to date on the latest local emergency information with King County’s Emergency News blog.

Learn more about South Seattle College’s campus closure procedures