The first week of spring-semester classes is almost behind us! I wish I could say the same about winter weather, but alas, the snow, wind and cold temperatures will be with us for a while yet. So, here is some information that you may wish to keep handy until the tulips start blooming:
A decision to close campus offices and cancel classes is typically announced prior to 6:30 a.m. In the rare — and friends, it *IS* rare! — event that offices are closed and classes are cancelled, you can find the announcement in the following places:
- Hope website: The announcement will be posted on hope.edu/alert and InHope.
- Media: The announcement will be shared with local media, including WTHS radio and WOOD, WZZM and WWMT television stations.
- Text alert: The announcement will be issued via the HOPE ALERT emergency text messaging system. Please take a few minutes to verify that your emergency contact information is current by doing the following:
- Go to plus.hope.edu.
- Select “Personal Information.”
- Select “Update Emergency Contacts.” Your name (Relationship: Self) and cell phone number entered as an Emergency Contact will register you to receive HOPE ALERT messages.
Remember, our proximity to Lake Michigan affects our temperatures and precipitation. This means that conditions on Hope’s campus may be very different from conditions on other college campuses across the state, even those nearby. If you see that a college in West Michigan is cancelling classes, please do not take it as an indication that Hope will, or should, cancel classes.
Bundle up, stay warm and enjoy the rest of the Michigan winter!