Cancellations Due to Weather
For the safety of both students and instructors, BBA classes are occasionally cancelled due to severe weather. Final determination is made as soon as possible in order to allow time to contact all students. Faulkner University tracks all severe weather within the state by means of the Accuweather.com web site. All students should assume that class is being held unless they receive contact, either by phone or student email, from a Faulkner University representative. On days of questionable weather, check your student email accounts and/or voice mail/ answering machines at work, at home and on your cell phone for messages that may have been left by the department. Please make sure Faulkner University always has your most current phone numbers for this and other important types of calls.
There often isn't enough time to inform students of rapidly changing weather warnings, so students are advised to call the BBA Department or Center closest to their location in order to determine the latest information. Other sources to check would be the local media outlets such as television and radio broadcasts for the latest weather closings update. If there is enough time to contact an entire group, the BBA Department will make a reasonable effort to contact students.
With a growing program and especially in today's day and age, efficiency in contacting students is of utmost importance. E-mail is one of the most efficient ways of contacting a large number of people rapidly. Please be aware that we will increasingly be relying on this means to contact you not only regarding weather related issues, but also other academic issues.
Faulkner University also uses a system called Eagle Alert. Eagle Alert is an emergency notification system that notifies faculty, staff, students and others of critical information and situations affecting their campus through the use of text messages, voice messages to multiple phone numbers, email, and more. This system makes immediate notifications across campuses without delay. Eagle Alert can also be used for notification of security threats. Once a University email account is created by the student, information on how to register to receive Eagle Alerts will be sent to the account. Information is also available on the University web site.
Students should exercise their own best judgment as to whether or not they want to undertake travel given the weather conditions at that point in time.