Delayed Opening

Depending on the time of day, the delays can affect your schedule in different ways. Here are four options to guide you if there is a delay.

  • Classes that finish prior to the opening are cancelled entirely. Students are excused from class.
  • Classes have less than 50 minutes remaining after the opening are cancelled. Students are excused from class.
  • Classes that start before the opening and have 50 minutes or more remaining will run for the remainder of their time. Students can attend class.
  • Classes beginning at or after the opening time will run as normally scheduled. Students can attend class.

For example, if the College is delayed until 12 p.m., a class that normally runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. would be cancelled. A class that runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. would instead run from 12 to 12:50 p.m., and any class beginning at 12 p.m. or later would run as normally scheduled. All events held on campus during the time of the delay are postponed until further notice.
If you have any questions about how the delay will affect your class, please reach out to your instructor.

If you have any questions about how the delay will affect your class, please reach out to your instructor.


If the College closes or delays classes, communications will begin by 6 a.m. via:

Closing Announcements

In general, inclement weather, such as snow, sleet, ice, or rain, will not warrant the cancellation of classes or the closing of Zane State College’s (ZSC) campuses. Under such conditions, each student and employee should make judgment pertaining to his/her safety in traveling to and from the College.

If ZSC closes before classes begin/offices open or the College has a delayed opening, factors including weather forecasts and the conditions of parking lots and roads aid in the decision-making process. For everyone’s safety, when there is a delayed opening, only "essential personnel" should come to campus until the College is open.

When the College closes early, all staff, with the exception of essential personnel, are expected to leave in accordance with the closing time.

Receive Notifications

Click here for directions on how to sign up for notifications, on My ZSC for Blackboard Connect, which will allow you to receive e-mail, text, and phone messages from the College in the event of a situation or closure.