Weather & Cancellations

(Please see "Delayed Opening Guideline" below.) 

In the event of severe weather conditions or emergencies, the College will determine whether classes are to be delayed or cancelled.  

Please note Eastern's "Delayed Opening Guideline":
When a call is made on any given day to delay the College's opening until, for example,
 10:00 AM, any class that has a start time prior to 10:00 AM will be canceled.  If this opening time comes in the middle of a class, the entire class is canceled.

On the web, cancellation information is available at

Generally: Discovery Centers are closed when the public schools are closed.

Classes held at the Eastern’s Main Campus and Technology Center will not be cancelled when the public schools are closed and in the event the College cancels classes at the main campus or Tech Center, the College will be closed. 

Discovery Centers follow their respective county school system.  School system postings can be found on the web at:

WHSV TV Harrisonburg, VA
WUSA TV Washington, D.C.
WDNE 1240 AM Elkins, WV
WHAG TV Hagerstown, MD
WINC AM/FM Winchester, VA
WKCY AM/FM Harrisonburg, VA
WQWV FM Petersburg, WV
WJJB FM Cumberland, MD
WFRB FM Frostburg, MD
WQZK FM Keyser, WV
WBOY TV Clarksburg, WV
WKHJ Radio Loch Lynn, MD
WKGO FM Cumberland, MD


Eastern’s Instant Messenger Service

 Eastern uses CampusCast, as special service to let students know if schools are closed or on a delay.  You may receive a message through this service to the telephone number and email on record at Eastern.  For more information, you can visit


Eastern’s Information Telephone Extension

When in doubt, you may also call Eastern’s main telephone number, 304.434.8000 dial extension 9399 or they can access it by pressing 1 when prompted by the automated system.  You will hear a message on this extensions stating if Eastern is closed, on a delay or operating on normal schedule.


You should check with each instructor to understand what the class attendance policy is during periods of inclement weather.  If weather conditions are hazardous, use your best judgment in making the decision to come to class or not.