Every effort will be made to keep the college open. However, should inclement weather or other emergencies necessitate closing the college or delaying the start of classes, the decision will be made between 5-5:30 a.m. When inclement weather causes the college to have a delay, the following procedures will be followed:

  • If the delay occurs on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, then classes will start at 9:40 a.m. (7:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. classes will not meet). Offices will open at 9 a.m.
  • If the delay occurs on a Tuesday or Thursday, then classes will start at 9 a.m. (7:30 a.m. classes will not meet). Offices will open at 9 a.m.

Delays/closings will be announced on the following media outlets:

Radio Stations 

KSIB-KITR Creston (AM 1520/FM 101.3); KOAK/KCSI Red Oak (AM 1080/FM 95.3); KMA Shenandoah (AM 960/KM 99.3); KKDM Des Moines (FM 107.5); KXNO Des Moines (AM 1460); KDRB Des Moines (FM 100.3); KDXA Des Moines (FM 106.3); K245CO Des Moines (FM 96.9); KSOI Des Moines (FM 91.9); KSOM  Atlantic (FM 96.5/95.7); WHO Des Moines (AM 1040); and KJAN Atlantic (AM 1220)

Television Stations

KCCI-TV 8 Des Moines; KDSM-TV Fox 17; WHO-TV 13 Des Moines; WOI-TV 5 Ames/Des Moines; KMTV-TV 3 Omaha; KETV 7 Omaha; and WOWT-TV 6 Omaha

Websites/Apps

Des Moines Register, WHOtv.com, and 13Now App