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Road and weather conditions throughout the broad geographic region served by the college vary. Students should use common sense in making a decision to travel to the location of their classes. If the college is open, students are responsible for work missed in their classes. Students should use the contact information provided in the course syllabi to advise faculty of their absence.


Note:  The cancellation of day classes (i.e. any class that starts before 5 p.m.) does not automatically mean that night classes and activities are also cancelled.


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When snow and/or ice make driving conditions hazardous, ECC may be closed or on a Snow Schedule. The decision to cancel classes or utilize the Snow Schedule at the ECC locations in Rolla could be different than decisions made regarding ECC classes held at the main campus in Union and locations in Sullivan, Warrenton and Washington.  


In some instances, evening classes may be cancelled although day classes were held, or evening classes may be held even though day classes were cancelled. 


Announcements will be made via the emergency notification system-ECC Alert, local radio stations throughout the college district and service areas, St. Louis TV and radio stations, Springfield, Missouri, TV stations for Rolla information, on the ECC website (, social media and on the college’s emergency phone line: 1-800-976-0071.


The cancellation of day classes (before 5 p.m.) does not automatically mean night classes and activities are also cancelled. A separate decision will be made at approximately 3 p.m. regarding whether evening classes and events (anything that starts at r 5 p.m. or late) will be held.



Snow Schedule


If snow or ice prevents ECC from opening on time, but road conditions and conditions on campus are expected to improve in the morning, the college may elect to start classes late on a snow schedule. 


            A snow schedule means classes start at 10:30 a.m., as noted below:


  • All classes that start and end before 10:30 a.m. are cancelled.
  • Classes that start at 10:30 a.m. or later will meet as scheduled.
  • Classes that start before, but end after 10:30 a.m., will meet for a shortened period of time beginning at 10:30 a.m.


Staff and faculty are to report to work at 10 a.m., or as scheduled by their supervisor.


Early Dismissal

If the College closes early, classes in session will conclude at the closing time regardless of when they begin (i.e., if ECC is closing at 4 p.m., a class that starts at 3:30 p.m. will end at 4 p.m. regardless of the regularly scheduled ending time). If ECC has an early dismissal during the day, night classes will not be held.


Night Classes/Evening Events

Decisions regarding the cancellation of night classes when weather conditions deteriorate during the day will be made as early as possible (approximately 2-3 p.m.) so people will know not to attend night classes.


Please note that there are two separate designations:  one for East Central College (which would apply to classes in Union, Washington, Sullivan and Warrenton) and another for East Central College-Rolla (classes held at Rolla Technical Center and the Rolla North facility).  


Closing Announcements

Announcements will be made via the new emergency notification system-ECC Alert*, radio and TV stations throughout the college service area, on the ECC website (, via Facebook and Twitter and on the college’s emergency phone line: 1-800-976-0071


Several stations (KSDK, Fidelity Cable, KTUI and KMOX) will carry announcements for both ECC and ECC-Rolla.


UNION and locations in SULLIVAN, WASHINGTON & WARRENTON: Information regarding cancellations or snow schedules will be aired over the following stations and will be listed as East Central College:


TV Stations



Radio   Stations

Dial #

KTVI - St.   Louis

2 – Fox


KLPW – Union

1220 AM

KMOV - St.   Louis

4 – CBS


KTUI –   Sullivan*

1560   AM/102.1 FM

KSDK - St.   Louis*

5 – NBC


KMOX – St.   Louis*

1120 AM

Fidelity   Cable*

6 & 95


KWRE/KFAV –   Warrenton

730 AM/99.9   FM


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ROLLA CLASSES: Information regarding cancellations or snow schedule at ECC locations in Rolla will be aired over the following stations and will be listed as East Central College-Rolla.   


TV Stations



Radio   Stations

Dial #


10 – CBS


KZNN - Rolla

105.3 FM

KYTV -   Springfield

3 – NBC


KTTR –   Rolla/St. James

1490 AM/99.7   FM

KSFX -   Springfield

27 – Fox


KKID –   Rolla/Salem

92.9 FM

KSPR –   Springfield

KSDK – St.   Louis*

Fidelity   Cable*

33 – ABC

5 – NBC

6 & 95


KFLW – St.   Roberts

KTUI –   Sullivan*

KMOX – St.   Louis*

98.9 FM

1560   AM/102.1 FM

1120 AM


 *Indicates stations that air information for all ECC locations.

Information by Phone:

Call 1-800-976-0071 for more details on closings/cancellations or changes to the normal operating schedule.


Information by Web Page:

The front page of this website will be updated with closing, cancellation and modified schedule information.


Emergency Notification System – ECC Alert

ECC Alert is a notification system that will send subscribers time-sensitive messages to mobile devices, email, and/or phones. In the event of an emergency, subscribers will be notified immediately of the situation, wherever they are geographically.


     ECC Alert will be used during the following circumstances:

  • Severe weather. A closing or late start due to snow/ice, flooding or a threat from a tornado requiring those to take shelter.
  • Major facility emergencies or evacuations, such as fire.
  • Safety threats in which an armed or dangerous person is at large on or near an ECC campus or location.


ECC Alert is a free service (except if your mobile carrier charges for the incoming call or text message) and is available to ECC students, employees and other interested parties. You do not need to install software and/or hardware and you can opt out at any time.


ECC WILL NOT release the contact information of our subscribers to any third party marketers.


Sign up for ECC Alert at:

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