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Closings and Emergencies

Current Alerts for closings and emergencies:

This page was last modified on August 5, 2020 at 11:34 am.

Power remains out at the Portsmouth campus and the campus remains closed for the rest of today.  However, students are able to access virtual services for assistance with applications, advising and enrollment. Updates on re-opening will be made when the information becomes available.

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August 4, 2020
The Portsmouth Campus will remain closed until noon on Wednesday, August 5, due to a continuing power outage. All other campuses are open for regular business.

Students should consult their course syllabi or their instructors for information about how this campus closing affects classes and assignments.


August 3, 2020
Due to the impending inclement weather from Tropical Storm Isaias, Tidewater Community College will close at 5 p.m. today Monday August 3rd and remain closed until 8 a.m. Wednesday August 5th.

Students should consult their course syllabi or their instructors for information about how the college’s closing affects classes and assignments.

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Closings and Emergencies FAQs

The college’s administration determines whether and when the college will be closed or delayed.
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.

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.

Have a question about TCC Alerts? Email us or call 757-822-1495.