Class Cancellations

Faculty Absence

Unless an announcement is made to the contrary, classes are considered dismissed if the instructor does not appear within 15 minutes of the beginning of the class period. 

Inclement Weather

It is our goal to communicate the closure or delayed opening of offices and school by 6am that day or as early as possible when inclement weather develops during any given day. The university notifies the campus community of class/office cancellations, delays or early release using one or more of the following official university resources:

  • JWU emergency alert line: 401-598-5555
  • JWU email
  • Twitter: @JWUAlertPVD
  • JWU Providence Alerts website
  • jwuLink

In addition, local TV and radio stations and their companion websites frequently carry updates on weather-related closings [WPRO-AM (630) and WWBB-FM (101.5) and television stations WLNE (Channel 6) and WJAR (Channel 10)].

Please note: Texting is not used to communicate inclement weather notices and closings unless the above methods of communication are unavailable.

Please refrain from calling other university numbers for information on cancellations or closings due to inclement weather.