Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

At times, weather or infrastructure failures may necessitate delayed opening or closure of one or more College sites. These situations are difficult to predict in advance. This page has been created to let you know where alerts will be posted in the event of a closure.

The homepage Alert Box

An alert will be displayed on the homepage of this website (www.pcc.edu) and the MyPCC login page (my.pcc.edu). It will appear in red near the top of the page. If additional information is available, the alert may include links to other documents.

Depending upon your browser's settings, you may need to reload the page periodically to see the most up to date information. Learn more about reloading web pages to view updates.

FlashAlert for iOS and Android

FlashAlert is a free service that delivers closure information and warnings directly to your mobile device.

Once installed, you will need to set up your notifications:

  1. Create an account
  2. Verify your account
  3. Add a subscription: Portland/Vanc/Salem > PCC

FlashAlert email notifications

As an alternative, sign up on the FlashAlert webpage for PCC. After creating an account, you can set up notifications via email.

Please note that we discourage registering for text messages. Text messages are subject to delay or deletion by the cell companies, as well as some companies cutting off text messages at 140 characters. If you've signed up for Flash Alert's text messaging in the past: you'll need to set up the app or email to ensure delivery of PCC's emergency notifications.

Other places to look

MyPCC announcement

A closure announcement will be visible to all students, faculty and staff who log into their MyPCC accounts. It will be posted under "College Announcements" on the home tab in the upper left.

College operator

The operator voice recording will be updated to include closure notifications. This recording can be reached at 971-722-6111, or toll free at 1-866-922-1010. Significant call volume could make it difficult to get through. The website home page and MyPCC can handle many more connections.

Local news organizations

Also be sure to check your local television and radio news stations for the latest updates. They subscribe to the FlashAlert system, where PCC posts emergency and closure information. You, too, can subscribe to PCC's FlashAlert, as described next.

Social media

If time permits, we will post on:

Community Ed courses

Closures specific to Community Education locations may appear as an alert on www.pcc.edu/community.

Shuttle information

Delays or changes to the PCC Shuttle routes will be posted to the live shuttle tracker, or call 971-722-8811.

Faculty and staff listserv

If time permits, an email may be sent to faculty and staff via the "announce" listserv. PCC is not able to send bulk emails to students at this time.

Alerts will not be displayed for closures due to scheduled events, such as national holidays. Please check the academic calendar, for a list of scheduled closures.