Inclement Weather Information - Southwestern Illinois College

During inclement weather or other emergencies, information about campus closure or delayed opening will be provided through:

SWIC Alert

Log into your eSTORM account and sign up for this emergency alert service to receive text messages, e-mails or both about unscheduled campus closures due to weather and other emergencies.

The SWIC Home Page

Check the announcement box on the home page of this website. It will be posted on the home page of eSTORM as well.

Other Sources

If you don’t have SWIC Alert or internet access, or if this website is down, every effort will be made to provide the information through the following media:


  • FOX 2 (KTVI)
  • KMOV-TV Channel 4
  • KSDK-TV Channel 5


  • KMOX-AM 1120
  • WHCO-AM 1230
  • WIL-FM 92.3

Snow Schedule

If the college chooses to use the “Snow Schedule” rather than close, the college will open at 10 a.m. Students should report to the class they are normally scheduled to attend at 10 a.m. that day. Classes will be held for the remainder of their scheduled session.


Instructors may choose to cancel classes scheduled to end at or before 10:30 a.m. Instructors affected by this exception that plan to cancel class should advise students of their intentions before inclement weather occurs. Late afternoon and evening classes will be held as scheduled if the college uses the “Snow Schedule.”

Off-Campus Sites

When SWIC  is open, evening classes at all Off-Campus Sites located at regional high schools will be held even if that school district closed for the day. However, an Off-Campus Site could choose to close independently of the college’s decision to hold classes. If this occurs, students will be notified by phone.