2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Inclement Weather Schedule & BSU Alert Text Message System


Inclement Weather Late Schedule

Bluefield State University has implemented the following weather-related schedule change guidelines, which have been developed to serve students, employees, and guests in a safer more effective manner. When road and/or weather conditions warrant a change from regular class schedules, the University will use the option of the following delayed opening.

  • The first class of the academic day will start “in real time.” If the University opens at 9:00 a.m, the first class period of the day would be the class regularly scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., and the 8:00 a.m. class would not be held on that date. If the University opens at 10:00 a.m., the 10:00 a.m. will be the day’s first class of the day. Faculty who have classes prior to the opening time, will work with students to ensure the appropriate academic material and students’ assignments are covered at their discretion.
  • Infrequently, there will be classes whose normal end time overlaps the delayed opening time (e.g., a 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. scheduled class on a day when the University opens at 10:00 a.m.). In those instances, the faculty member teaching the class will also work with students to ensure the appropriate academic material and students’ assignments are covered at their discretion.

Bluefield State University Alert Text Message System

BSU ALERT provides quick, timely notification during campus emergencies, weather-related schedule changes, activities, and campus information through cell phone text messages and/or emails.

This service is offered free of charge by Bluefield State University. Check with your service provider to determine if there is a charge for incoming text messages.

To receive the messages through your cell phone and/or email you must complete a form posted on the Bluefield State University website (http://www.bluefieldstate.edu/bsc-alert) and validate your account by following directions posted online. 

As a reminder, you can access Bluefield State University’s most current weather related class schedule changes for the Bluefield Campus location by calling (304) 327- 4350, and information regarding weather related schedule changes for Bluefield State University’s Beckley site at the Erma Byrd Higher Education center can be obtained by calling (304) 817- 6015.

Also, school closings and delays can be found on the link of wvva.com and C85-59 home pages.