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School Closing Policy

The determination to close Hellenic College Holy Cross campus due to weather or an emergency will be made by the President.

In the event of a weather related or emergency necessitating the cancellation or delay of work or classes, a message to inform the community will be sent across the RAVE Emergency Notification System no later than 5:30 a.m. An email will also be sent.

The RAVE notification and email will specifically note that Hellenic College Holy Cross is “closed,” and that employees, faculty, and students are not expected to report. No notification means that the campus is operating on a normal schedule.

Essential personnel will be required to work and certain offices and functions will be operational in the event of a campus closing. The expectation is that some arrangement for coverage / standby will be made between key departments, directors, and staff. If an employee is required to work on such a day, compensatory time off will be provided to that employee, and scheduled at a mutually convenient time to the department and affected individual.

Should Hellenic College Holy Cross be “closed,” dining services will immediately adopt a weekend meal schedule. This means that only brunch (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) and dinner (5:30 - 7:00 pm) will be available. Any scheduled campus events will be cancelled unless prior arrangements have been made to hold the event regardless of weather conditions. 

The President’s Office via campus email will communicate the decision regarding early dismissal of employees. Unless otherwise notified, all staff members are expected to remain at work until the close of business.


Antonios A. Papathanasiou
Dean of Students