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Extreme Weather Procedures

Weather Related Procedures for Staff, Faculty, and Students

During the course of the school year, there will be days when inclement weather conditions necessitate the cancellation of classes and/or activities by the President of the College. Because of the large number of students and staff, it is imperative that a pre-planned system be established to notify all segments of the campus community when the College is canceling its classes and/or activities.

The decision to cancel or delay classes rests with the President. When classes are canceled or delayed, and college offices are open, all non-teaching employees are expected to report for work or charge their time in accordance with appropriate policy. Only the Governor can close the campus entirely.

All members of the college community should be prepared to react to severe weather situations while on campus. A campus-wide e-mail is typically sent to all students, faculty, and staff. Class cancellations or delays will also be posted on www.farmingdale.edu which can also be accessed on a smartphone (you can bookmark the website address for convenience as well as on the college social media venues such as Facebook and Twitter).

Farmingdale State College has also partnered with RAVE, an emergency notification provider that delivers both text messages and email messages.  Students, faculty and staff may sign up for this emergency notification service by going to www.getrave.com and entering Farmingdale State College.  Use your Farmingdale user ID and password to sign in.  Please edit the information that appears for your account and include your cell phone number if you want to receive text notification.  If you do not enter your cell phone number, you will receive RAVE notifications via email only. 

Media Outlets Typically Contacted to Broadcast Weather Emergencies
The College also contacts select media outlets and notifies them of class cancelations or closings. Please note: Some media outlets may not always broadcast the information in a timely fashion. Should you choose to get your information from media rather than the College website, through your farmingdale.edu e-mail address, or other means, the College recommends listening to WALK (97.5) and K98.3.

K98.3 98.3 FM
MAX 103 103.1 FM
WBAB  102.3 FM 
WHFM    95.3 FM
WBLI 106.1 FM
WALK   97.5 FM 
WLNG      92.1 FM
WCBS    880 AM
WINS   1010 AM
WHLI    1100 AM
TV: News12 Long Island and FIOS1

For faculty and staff, review list of building coordinators.