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Updated: November 9, 2020
As we gear up for the winter, we would like to prepare the VCC community in case of snow.
In the event the college closes due to inclement weather, employees and students will be asked not to travel to the campuses in an abundance of caution.
Vancouver Community College (VCC) has a plan in place to ensure a timely and coordinated response to inclement weather. Please note that VCC will physically remain open during normally scheduled hours unless weather conditions pose a hazard to public safety.
VCC considers many factors when deciding to physically close the college. These include public transportation availability, road conditions, and forecasts.
VCC’s director of safety and security determines if the college buildings will close.
In the event of a campus or college-wide building closure(s), VCC will inform the community prior to 6:30 a.m. for morning/daylong closures, 11:30 a.m. for afternoon closures, and 3:30 p.m. for evening closures.
VCC's homepage www.vcc.ca is the official source for college closure announcements. Look for an alert banner at the top of the page. If there is no alert banner, the college is open during normally scheduled hours.
Unexpected campus closures and other emergency messages will also be shared through:
Our emergency safety response system. It is highly recommended to sign up for VCC Alerts to receive email and/or text message notifications.
A message will be posted to VCC’s official Twitter account (@myVCC).
VCC will send an advisory to local radio and TV stations. Recommendations: CKNW 980 (AM) and News AM 1130 (AM)
A message will be recorded on VCC’s general phone line (604.871.7000).