Class Cancellations & Advisories | Kent State University

Class Cancellations & Advisories

This page is your source for the most up-to-date and reliable information regarding class cancellations and campus closings. Before contacting the campus, check here to learn if an individual class has been canceled or in the event of inclement weather, if the campus has canceled all classes.

Ashtabula Campus Advisories

Daily Individual Class Cancellations

When an instructor cancels class as reported by the Office of Academic Affairs, the cancellation will be listed on the class cancelation twitter feed. Every effort will be made to post class cancellations in a timely manner. 

Canceling Ashtabula Campus Classes

During campuses follow different guidelines when canceling classes which include current and future weather conditions and time of day.

In the event that a Kent State Ashtabula cancels classes due to inclement weather or other emergency, university policy specifies that:

  • Morning classes begin before 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Afternoon classes begin after 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Evening classes begin after 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For example, if your class begins at 3:30 p.m. and evening classes are canceled, you are still expected to attend your 3:30 p.m. class.

2015-16 Kent State Winter Weather Advisory Statement

  • Read Statement by Todd A. Diacon, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Assessing Weather Conditions

Campus administration and staff continually monitor road conditions throughout the day and evening to determine if classes are to be canceled or delayed. Students are responsible for assessing their own situation to determine if it is too hazardous to travel to campus. Furthermore, it is the student’s responsibility to contact their professor if they are unable to attend class due to inclement weather. Students are expected to understand their individual professor’s policies regarding class attendance as indicated on the course syllabus.


Questions regarding the campus's closing policy should be directed to

Media Announcements

Should it be necessary to cancel all classes for any reason, cancellations will be announced via local radio and television stations. Announcements of class cancellations and/or campus closings will be made on the following stations:

Mix 97.1 ESPN 970 FOX 8 (Cleveland)
Cougar 93.7   WKYC 3 (Cleveland)
The Bull 98.3   WEWS 5 (Cleveland)
Magic 102.5   WOIO 19/WUAB 43 (Cleveland)
The Fox 107.5   WICU 12 (Erie, Pa.)
WKKY 104.7   WJET 24 (Erie, Pa.)
    WSEE 35 (Erie)
    WFXP 66 (Erie, Pa.)