Closings & Emergencies

Closing Alert

Posted March 3, 2018 - 12:40 p.m.

TCC’s Portsmouth Campus is closed for the remainder of today, Friday, March 2, due to a power outage.

Students should consult their syllabi for their instructors’ guidance on alternative arrangements for classes.



Weather Alert

Posted January 17, 2018 - 6:40 p.m.

TCC will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 18, and reopen for normal operations on Friday.

Students should consult their course syllabi for their instructors’ guidance on whether or how classes, including online classes, may meet.

Weather Alert

Posted January 17, 2018 - 6:15 a.m.

Tidewater Community College will close at noon today in anticipation of snow starting early afternoon. A decision about Thursday's schedule will be made by 6:30 p.m. today. Students: please consult your course syllabi for your instructors' guidance on how to proceed with your classes.

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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 and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The college also partners with newspapers and radio and TV stations to broadcast closings and delays.

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