The President has the authority to determine when local conditions warrant the cancellation of classes or the closing of the entire campus.
Weather Alert: NJCU is closed today, (day), (month, date), 2014. All on-campus classes are canceled at the main campus. For information about other locations visit the websites of the host institution. Fully online and hybrid classes remain on schedule. View full details.
University News: Web announcements will be posted on the University’s home page at www.njcu.edu and on the GothicNet.
Receive Text Alerts: To receive text notification of emergencies or closings, register with GothicAlert.
Radio/TV: The following radio and television stations have agreed to air notice of closings in the event of inclement weather or for any other reasons:
University Telephone Message: NJCU provides recorded information regarding emergency closings as the immediate greeting on the University’s main telephone number: (201) 200-2000.
Communication within Departments: Each division and department should develop its own emergency closing chain to alert employees and students to such information. Faculty teaching late afternoon and evening classes may wish to maintain a closing chain with students so that faculty and students can be notified of a canceled class before traveling to the campus.
When University classes are not canceled but a faculty member is unable to reach the campus because of weather conditions or for other reasons, the department chair's office should be notified immediately. In addition to telephone, text, or email messages sent to students directly by a faculty member, notices of class cancellation will be posted on classroom where the class is scheduled to meet.
University Facilities Employees: In the event of inclement weather or other adverse condition, University Facilities essential employees should report to work as scheduled and be compensated at your regular rate of pay or per the appropriate bargaining unit contract for the work. Essential employees are expected to perform the duties as required and adhere to all other attendance regulations and policies that apply to you at New Jersey City University.
University Public Safety Employees: In the event of inclement weather or other adverse condition, NJCU Public Safety essential employees should report to work as scheduled and be compensated at your regular rate of pay or per the appropriate bargaining unit contract for the work. Essential employees are expected to perform the duties as required and adhere to all other attendance regulations and policies that apply to you at New Jersey City University.
NJCU Essential Employee Policy (.PDF - Adobe Acrobat)
Dining Services: When the NJCU Main Campus is closed, Gilligan Student Union cafeteria and the Starbucks in Professional Studies and Education Building are closed. Vodra Dining Hall is open on a modified schedule, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., serving hot breakfast and lunch with boxed dinners to go. Please visit the Facebook page: "Gourmet Dining at New Jersey City University" or https://www.facebook.com/GourmetDIningatNJCU , or the website https://www.njcu.edu/Food_Service.aspx .
Campus Shuttle Service: For early dismissals, shuttle service to the various parking areas will be available for one hour after the announced dismal time. For delayed openings, shuttle service will be available thirty minutes prior to the announced opening time.
Parking Lots: All parking areas will be closed 30 minutes after the announced early dismissal time. Parking areas will be available 30 minutes prior to the announced delayed opening time. Parking for resident students will be available at all times.
Buildings: In the event of early dismissal, buildings will be closed thirty minutes after the announced early dismal time. In the event of a delayed opening, buildings will be open 30 minutes prior to the announced opening time.