Campus winter weather procedures

While the number of employees and students on our Oshawa and Whitby campuses will be limited this winter season due to COVID-19, it is still important for everyone to be familiar with Durham College’s (DC) winter weather policy and procedures.

During most days of each winter season, the campus remains open and activities unaffected. If winter weather results in situations that impact the teaching or working environment (such as power outages), DC will post information on the college’s campus status website, social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and the DC Mobile App as quickly as possible.

Depending on the situation, we will also:

  • Email students and employees
  • Forward messages to regional radio and television stations
  • Communicate via other means, as needed

If you are required to come to campus, DC reminds you to allow plenty of time, regardless of conditions, and to travel with caution and care, especially if you are in an area heavily affected by the weather. If you are expected on campus but cannot get there due to weather, please contact your supervisor or professor regarding your absence.

During inclement weather, organizations, including DC, follow their own protocols and best practices when determining if a closure is required.

Please note: school board bus cancellations do not mean that DC will close.

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