Closings, Cancellations and Delays

Check here for emergency notifications

Local media sources where up-to-date Storm & Emergency Closing & Delays Information will be posted.

Inclement weather policies for employees

In accordance with the Class and Normal Operations Cancellations Policy, classes and normal operations may be cancelled by the President or her designee. Only the Governor of Rhode Island can officially close the college.

In the event that classes and activities are cancelled, employees are expected to report to work or remain at work. Non-Classified employees, classified employees and calendar-year faculty who feel that they cannot safely get to their work site or wish to leave work early due to inclement weather conditions, may be excused from work providing they discharge vacation or personal leave or take leave without pay in accordance with their contract.

Non-Classified employees may also discharge authorized compensatory time.

Designated emergency personnel are required to report to or remain at work during inclement weather conditions.

If the college itself is officially closed by the Governor, classified employees may elect to discharge sick leave as an alternative to discharging vacation or personal leave. The use of sick leave in this case is limited to a maximum of two (2) sick days per calendar year.

The following radio and television stations and websites will be broadcasting/publishing up-to-date information concerning class cancellations whenever a weather or general emergency exists.

These announcements will pertain to all campuses, including our satellite campuses.

Closings of one or more campuses due to problems specific to each campus will also be announced via the mediums listed below.

Local media sources where up-to-date Storm & Emergency Closing & Delays Information will be posted:
AM Radio FM Radio Television Online
WPRO - 630
Listen Live
WLNE - 88 ABC Channel 6
WHJJ - 920
Listen Live
WPRO - 92.3
Listen Live
WJAR Channel 10
WHIM - 1110 WHJY - 94.1 WPRI Channel 12

Announcements will also be placed on the CCRI home page.

Subscribe to RSS feed: Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for RI Issued by the National Weather Service

Contact Information

Lincoln: 333-7035
Providence: 455-6050
Newport: 851-1620

For details about emergency notices

On the Web - Visit or for detailed campus closure and emergency information and updates.

On the phone - Call the campus info line at
825-2344 or

for recorded information and updates relating to campus alerts.

By email - Check your CCRI email account for the messages relating to campus closures and other emergencies.

Text Alerts - Receive Rave Emergency Alerts text messages.

RI emergency & weather links

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Last Updated: 2/2/18