Closings & Emergencies

Receive immediate emergency notifications with TCC Alerts

TCC Alerts is a free service that immediately contacts you during situations that affect college operations.

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TCC Alerts delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you via email and all handheld devices. Parents and family members of TCC students can sign up, too.

TCC Alerts is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.

Sign up by texting TIDEWATER to 411912 (Your carrier may apply message and data rates.)

You can also sign up online.

Closings & Emergencies FAQs


Who decides that TCC will close and when a decision will be made?
The college’s administration determines whether and when the college will be closed or delayed.

When the college is closed, are classes canceled?
The closing of TCC does not necessarily mean classes are canceled. Faculty members include guidelines on their syllabi regarding alternate arrangements in the event of an unscheduled closing or late opening.

How do I find out if TCC will be closed or delayed?
Sign up for TCC Alerts to receive immediate text and email notification of changes affecting students, faculty and staff. We will post all updates about closings and delays on TCC.edu and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The college also partners with newspapers and radio and TV stations to broadcast closings and delays.