Inclement Weather Information

If the College cancels classes due to weather conditions, the decision will apply to all campuses. If the Governor makes a declaration of hazardous weather that only applies to one of our campus locations (Anderson or Pickens), the College will cancel classes at all locations. This will ensure that we have a consistent academic schedule across all locations. Note the closing of the Oconee campus by the local school district (see below) WILL NOT trigger the automatic cancellation of classes at all other Tri-County campuses. All inclement weather notifications will be made available to students and employees as follows:

Emergency Notifications:  The College will notify you using the following methods if classes are cancelled or the College is closed.

    Text: To ensure we have your correct number, log into eTC, Welcome Center Tab. There you will see the phone number we have to contact you in the event of an emergency or inclement weather. If this is not the correct number, click "Update My Number" and enter the correct number.

    Voice Alert: A voicemail will be issued to the same number listed for Text above.

    Email: A global email will be issued to all employees and students.

In addition to the Emergency Notifications listed above, inclement weather closing information also will be announced as follows: 

    Recorded Message on Telephone System: Call 864-646-8361 or (toll-free within the 864 area code) 1-866-269-5677. When the automated attendant answers, press “9” for a recorded message.

    Public Website: Visit   to check for any inclement weather announcement on the lower right-hand corner of the page (Critical Alerts button).

Additional important information:

1. Local media outlets (TV and Radio) will announce closings and delays for the general public. However, these outlets may only provide limited information. As such, we encourage you to also use one of the other resources to be sure that you have complete details.

2. Regarding the Oconee Campus at the Hamilton Career Center, that facility is located on the Oconee County School District property and will follow the closing schedule of the school district.

3. For employees: If the Governor closes the College only essential personnel (maintenance, Security) should report to work. If Classes are cancelled but the College is open, then employees should use their judgment in deciding if it is safe for them to report to work and communicate accordingly with their supervisors.