Inclement Weather

Weather Closing & Delay Status

Current status information is also available from a recorded message at 276.964.2555, through text message signup on and on your local TV/radio station weather announcements.

Main Campus Day Classes — Regular Schedule

Night Classes Regular Schedule

Off-Campus Day Classes -Regular Schedule

Off-Campus Night ClassesRegular Schedule

Status above includes: Lebanon Center and the Booth Center.

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Off-Campus  School Locations*

Buchanan County Schools
Russell County Schools
Tazewell County Schools

*Link to appropriate county school site above to determine schedule changes of classes held at Hurley, Riverview, Twin Valley, Council and Tazewell. If county schools are closed, there will be no classes at those sites. If the college is open, no matter what the county school situation is, evening classes will be held at Lebanon and the Booth Center.

On days when inclement weather or other emergencies threaten area highway conditions, SWCC officials maintain close telephone contact with highway maintenance personnel, State Police, SWCC bus drivers, and with College Administration. If, in the judgment of the College administration, conditions justify a decision to close or to operate on a late schedule, the radio and TV stations listed will be notified as early as possible.

If the decision is made to close the College due to road conditions, where possible, the announcement will specify whether or not all classes – day, night, main campus, off-campus locations, off-campus school locations – are included.

Students with individual transportation problems related to weather conditions should meet with instructors upon their return to SWCC to make up any work missed if classes were held.

As soon as the decision regarding operating changes due to inclement weather is made, the information will be posted with:

1. TV/Radio stations listed below
2. on SWCC’s homepage
3. on phone numbers listed below
4. text/email status alert sent to those who are signed up with the SWCC Alert system at
5. Campus Switchboard at (276)964-2555, and Toll Free in Service Region 800-822-7822, provides a recorded message.

When the College operates on late schedule, offices open at 9:45 AM and classes meet as shown on the grid below beginning at 10:00 AM. On days when classes meet on a late schedule, buses will depart at 5:00 PM (Monday – Thursday).


1 8:00- 9:15 10:00-11:00
2 9:25-10:40 11:10-12:10
3 10:50-12:05 12:20-1:20
4 12:15-1:30 1:30-2:30
5 1:40-2:55 2:40-3:40
6 3:05-4:20 3:50-4:50
7 *4:30-5:45 *5:00-6:00



1 8:00-9:15 10-00-11:00
2 9:25 -10:40 11:10-12:10
3 10:50-12:05 12:20-1:20
Activity Period 12:10-1:05 1:25 -1:55
4 *1:10 -2:25 *2:00 -3:00
5 2:35-3:50 3:10 – 4:10
6 4:00-5:15 4:20 – 5:20


Off-campus locations at schools across the region-The decision to close or to go on late schedule is based solely upon the inclement weather schedule decided upon by the individual school system.

The inclement weather schedule for night classes depends upon whether the classes are being held at an off-campus center or at a school location (see above).  If the decision is made to operate day classes on a late schedule, night classes will meet on a regular schedule unless otherwise announced. There is no late schedule for night classes – they will either begin at the regularly scheduled time or, if conditions require, will be cancelled. If night classes are cancelled only (conditions develop in the afternoon) the radio and TV stations listed will be notified of the cancellation as early in the afternoon as possible.

Since weather conditions often vary throughout the region served by the College, students should NOT assume that any decision which must be made by SWCC will always be the same as that made by the county school system in which the student lives.

Area TV & Radio Stations

WCYB TV (CHANNEL 5) Cedar Bluff. VA


WJHL TV (CHANNEL 11) Clinchco, VA



Bluefield, WV Grundy, VA

WBDY – AM (1190) WMJD – FM (97.7)

WBDY – FM (106.3) WNRG – AM (940)

WHAJ – FM (104-5) Lebanon, VA

WHIS – AM (1440) WLRV – AM (1380)

WKOY -AM (1240) WXLZ – FM (107.3)

Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport Marion, VA

WQUT – FM (101-5) WMEV – FM (94)

WTFM – FM (98.5) Richlands, VA

WXBQ – AM (980) WGTH – FM (105.5)

WZAP – AM (690) WGTH – AM (540)

WXBQ – FM (96.9) WRIC – FM (100.7)