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College closing process due to inclement weather or other emergency situations

It is the intent of Treasure Valley Community College to maintain regularly scheduled operations. Unless the campus is unsafe or utility systems are malfunctioning, we will strive to be open and operational.

Notice of an interruption in College operations will be distributed promptly to area radio and television stations, posted on the TVCC Mobile App, sent through our emergency text system, and announced on the TVCC webpage To download the free TVCC Mobile App, simple search for Treasure Valley CC in your app store. 

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The college is explicit in the information provided to the media; however, sometimes the manner in which the media actually announces inclement weather closings may be confusing.

Please keep in mind the following when closing announcements are made:

When you hear an announcement that "Treasure Valley Community College is closed," or "Treasure Valley Community College classes are canceled," this means that ANY activities or operations associated with the college are canceled and the college is closed. Please note this also includes classes or activities associated with Caldwell Center and the Northwest Center (SRCI). The Burns Center will make closure decisions based on local weather situations.

Due to changes in weather patterns and/or successful snow removal efforts, the status of day classes and evening classes may vary from time to time. The college will assess its ability to open or close twice per day and will do its best to issue College closure announcements as follows:

  • Notice of closings for day classes will normally occur before 6 a.m.
  • Notice of closings for evening classes will normally occur between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Evening classes: In the event day classes are canceled but evening classes are held, instructors are responsible for arrangements in meeting their classes, whether on campus or off campus. In the reverse order, the same responsibilities hold true. 

Employee and Student Safety

Employees and students must judge for themselves the safety of traveling to the College. We ask all of you to make good decisions. In those rare instances when the College will be closed, we will do our best to inform people in as timely a manner as possible through the media. Updates will also be available on the College's main website, its voicemail system and on the TVCC Mobile App. Faculty and staff are expected to notify their Vice President, director or supervisor of their absence in the event that they are unable to report to work. Students are expected to notify their instructors in the event of weather-related absences.

The college makes its weather-related schedule determination independent of local school districts. Staff and students are advised not to assume local school district decisions reflect the status of TVCC operations.