Division of Student Affairs

West Chester University

Dr. Matthew Bricketto
238 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19383

Communication of Weather-Related Events

Please do not call Public Safety for weather-related information as such calls will tie up phone lines needed for emergencies.

When weather or other conditions affect the routine operation of the University, the primary communication methods for announcements regarding class cancellations, delayed openings, changes to final exam schedule, and/or University closings are:

  1. Posted on the WCU homepage at http://www.wcupa.edu
  2. Text message to e2campus subscribers – West Chester University offers a text messaging subscription service for all faculty, staff, and students to receive weather-related notifications and encourages subscription to this important service. There is no cost to register; however, some cell phone providers may apply a small cost per text message sent or received. Subscribe to receive text messages of campus emergencies and/or weather-related cancellations at http://www.wcupa.edu/e2campus/
  3. Mass emails to faculty, staff and students via WCU-assigned email accounts.
  4. Announcements are recorded on the WCU Information Line – 610-436-1000 - and broadcast on many radio and TV stations. West Chester University’s code number and applicable prefix are: 853 for cancellation of day classes and 2853 for evening classes.