Emergency Alert System

Parkland College uses an emergency alert system designed to send out a message in the case of an on-campus emergency. This will be triggered in the case of a natural disaster or public safety emergency. When you register for classes or begin employment you are automatically signed up for this service so please be sure that the contact information you provide is up-to-date. 

Inclement Weather Procedures for Campus Closing

The basic philosophy of the college is to keep the campus open if at all possible during inclement weather. Closing the college is always a difficult decision to make in view of the large geographical area which is served by Parkland. We also know that timing is important during the day AND evening, as students and/or faculty and staff may already be en route to the campus at the time the decision is made. The decision to close does include classes offered by Parkland College at area learning centers throughout the district.

The conditions both on campus and in surrounding areas are monitored very closely during inclement winter weather. If it becomes necessary to close the campus during the day and/or evening when classes are in session, an announcement will be made over the public address system, to local radio/tv and on our website by 3:00 pm. If weather conditions deteriorate over night, a decision is made by 5:00 am Monday through Saturday.

Radio and television stations are contacted always if the campus is closed due to weather conditions. The media will accept closings only; consequently, if you do not hear Parkland College mentioned, then the college is open. The switchboard on campus and the college’s radio station WPCD (88.7 FM) are kept apprised of announcements, as well as Parkland’s website.

In addition, the following stations are contacted if the college closes:

Radio Stations

Frequency on Dial



1400 AM / 97.5 FM



94.5 FM / 100.3 FM



1580 AM



88.7 AM



90.9 FM / 580 AM


Television Stations




For more information you can email Weather@Parkland.edu or go to Parkland Weather Closing Procedures.