Inclement Weather Procedure

Weather Procedure

In the event of hazardous weather, including such events as hurricanes, heavy snow, or ice accumulation, Durham Technical Community College will communicate a decision to remain open or to close in these ways: 

  • Through the college's website at, Durham Tech Twitter and Facebook, main phone number of 919-536-7200, and Sakai.

  • Notifying the following local media outlets:
    Television: WTVD (ABC), WRAL (Fox), News 14 (TWC), WNCN (NBC), and WUVC (Univision)

If classes on the main campus are canceled, classes will also be canceled at all other college locations. From time to time, however, the college may cancel operations at a remote location and still operate on the main campus.

To the extent possible, we will make a decision to remain open or close by 9 p.m. the night before the anticipated weather event. We will also make a decision regarding evening operations by 3 p.m. the day of the weather event. Please realize, however, that inclement weather can occur at any time; thus timetables regarding a decision to remain open or to close are flexible.

Do I Attend Class?

If the college is open, you are to attend your class if possible. You should use your best judgment if you believe you cannot travel safely between the college and your home.

In the event that the college closes early or delays opening, the beginning or ending time for your class on that day may have to be adjusted depending on the college’s decision to delay opening or to close the facilities.

According to state regulations, for any course scheduled to meet during the hours completely within the time frame that the college is delayed (for example, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. for a delayed opening at 10 a.m.) or closed, class time must be made up.

If the college’s opening or closing time does not include the entire class period, you are to attend for the shortened class time. For instance, if you have a 9:30 a.m. class and the college delays its opening until 10 a.m., plan on attending your class when the college opens at 10 a.m. and stay for the remainder of that class’s regular meeting time. If you have a class that begins at 1 p.m. and the college closes at 2 p.m., you should attend the class until the college closes.

The remainder of your classes that begin after a delayed opening will run at their normally scheduled times.

If you are using TriangleTransit, please note their adverse weather policy.