Bluefield State University has implemented the following weather-related schedule change guidelines, which have been developed to serve students, employees, and guests in a safer, more effective manner. When road and/or weather conditions warrant a change from regular class schedules, the University will use the option of a delayed opening. Here’s how it works:
- The first class of the academic day will start “in real-time.” If the University opens at 9 a.m., the first class period of the day would be the class regularly scheduled to begin at 9 am, and the 8 a.m. class would not be held on that date. If the University opens at 10 am, the 10 am will be the day’s first class of the day. Faculty who have classes prior to the opening time will work with students to ensure the appropriate academic material and students’ assignments are covered at their discretion.
- Infrequently, there will be classes whose normal end time overlaps the delayed opening time (e.g., a 9:30 am-10:45 am scheduled class on a day when the University opens at 10 am). In those instances, the faculty member teaching the class will also work with students to ensure the appropriate academic material and students’ assignments are covered at their discretion.
The University will also close when road and/or weather conditions become too challenging to travel.
Bluefield State University’s weather-related schedule changes will be shared with students and employees via the BSU Alert text message system, posted on the BSU home page and on BSU social media, through email messages to BSU students’ and employees’ BSU email accounts, on BSU’s weather-related schedule change hotline (304-327-4350), and on the School Closing & Delays link from the WVVA-TV and CBS-59 home pages.