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In the event of inclement weather during finals week at Eastern Kentucky University, here are some things to keep in mind.

Decisions Regarding Canceling or Delaying Classes

Interruptions to class schedules are always challenging, particularly during final examination week. The president’s team takes many factors into consideration, makes the decision as early as possible, and announces it broadly.

Announcing a Cancellation or Delay

In addition to traditional venues, the university also announces decisions using the RAVE system. If you have not signed onto RAVE, please consider doing so by visiting the RAVE link at myEKU.

As stated in Regulation 4.8.2, Cancellation or Delay of Classes (PDF, 134 Kb):

Any EKU final examination delay announcements will be posted on EKU’s home page (, broadcast on WEKU-FM (88.9 FM) and Lexington television stations WLEX-TV (Channel 18), WKYT TV (Channel 27), and WTVQ-TV (Channel 36), and given to other regional media outlets. Generally, the information will be available to listeners/viewers by 6:00 a.m. Students are advised to monitor the EKU web page during the day in the event of worsening weather conditions.

Delay Schedule

In the event that final examinations are delayed, please see the following schedule for new examination times.

Richmond and Extended Campuses

Regular Examination Period Delay Examination Period
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. 10 a.m. – noon
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Questions Regarding Class Attendance

Given our large service area, variations in road conditions, our academic schedule and students’ expectations, it’s impossible to know and accommodate everyone’s situation. Students take to social media with questions and make inquiries of our faculty and staff. We remind those inquiring that the decision to travel to campus ultimately rests with each individual with safety as a priority consideration. Many faculty have also been keeping an eye on weather forecasts and have been considering or have made alternative plans if needed. Students should communicate directly with their instructor(s) as early as possible regarding concerns and to see if accommodations can be made regarding final exams. That is, indeed, the most common concern of anxious students.

University Closure

In the event that the University closes, the best – and most widely adopted – alternative will be to re-schedule final exams for Friday and assess ways to accommodate those students who are scheduled to participate in commencement activities. The University’s Inclement Weather Schedule can be found at on this website.