Snow Watch! Tips for Campus Closures and Winter Weather
The Seattle area enjoys a mild climate – usually. But once in a while, we do see some cold weather and snow. Because it doesn’t happen very often, it’s important to be prepared when we are expecting enough snow to affect our daily routines.
If it snows enough, Shoreline Community College may open late or the campus may close for the whole day. Here are some ways to stay informed:
- Sign up for Shoreline RAVE alerts. You can choose to be notified by phone call or text and email for urgent Shoreline notifications.
- Check your @go.shoreline.edu email or the Shoreline website to see if campus will open late or be closed for the day.
- Sign in to Canvas to see if your instructors still expect you to complete or submit assignments online.
If you are not used to cold weather and snow, here are some tips:
- Avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Driving on snowy and icy roads can be very dangerous, especially for those who do not have experience.
- If you do drive, drive slowly and leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you – stopping quickly may not be possible on snow and ice. Keep a warm blanket in your car to use if you get stuck.
- If you ride the bus, check King County Metro to see if bus routes are changed.
- When you go outside, wear warm clothing: a winter coat, hats, gloves, and waterproof shoes or boots are all good ideas. To make sure drivers can see you, it is also helpful to wear bright colors.
- Walk carefully and slowly to avoid slipping and falling.
We hope you all stay safe and warm. Sometimes, the best thing to do on a wintry day is to curl up on a cozy chair with a nice hot cup of coffee (or hot chocolate) and a good textbook!