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Campus Safety and Prevention Services

Formerly known as Campus Security and Emergency Services

Campus Safety and Prevention Services

Formerly known as Campus Security and Emergency Services

Severe weather closures

The safety and well-being of Concordia's community members are top priorities.

In cases of severe weather incidents, the university may reduce in-person academic activities and operations and shift to remote work, when needed. The campuses will remain accessible but with limited access. 


The day before:

If there is a chance of in-person classes and activities being cancelled due to severe weather, Concordia will email community members asking them to consult the Concordia website the next morning before coming to campus. This email is generally sent out by 4 p.m.

The day of:

The decision to reduce in-person operations and cancel classes or not will be published on the Concordia website as close to 6:30 am as possible. In the event of cancellation, an alert will be sent via email and via the Rave Guardian mobile app (to those who have downloaded it).

By 6:30 a.m. the following day the website will be updated to confirm whether normal operations have resumed or not.

Factors taken into consideration re the decision to cancel classes and activities 

  • Warnings issued by Environment Canada.
  • Advisories issued by Transport Quebec.
  • Potential risks to safety on campus, e.g., status of heating/ventilation, lighting, access to emergency exits, etc. Access to buildings in general related to snow removal operations.
  • Any other hazards known at that time

Remote work, classes and exams in the event of cancellation

Faculty and staff are asked to work remotely, if possible. However, all required Facilities Management operational personnel/trade employees, EH&S emergency personnel, IITS service desk personnel as well as required Campus Safety and Prevention Services personnel should report to work. 

All in-person classes and activities, including labs, are cancelled. Unless already scheduled, faculty may choose whether or not to switch to remote delivery.

For research activities, all spaces remain accessible.    

Students should direct any exam-related questions directly to their professor or the Examinations Office. 

Impacted services in the event of cancellation

  • The libraries will remain open, but there will be no in-person services.The Ask A Librarian email is always available.

  • IITS service desks will remain open. 

  • Health Services are closed. Online services will be maintained for Counselling & Psychological Services and for the Access Center for Students with Disabilities. 

  • There is no shuttle bus service.  

  • All in-person services are cancelled: if you have any in-person appointment scheduled for today, please check with the offices responsible before coming to campus. 

  • All cafeterias -- with the exception of the cafeterias in the Grey Nuns Building (SGW), Hingston Hall (Loyola) and the Campus Centre (Loyola) -- are closed. 

  • All events scheduled to take place on that day are cancelled, including events at the Stinger’s Dome. 

  • Daycares (CSU daycare, CPE Concordia and CPE Les P’tit Profs) are closed.

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