Severe Weather and MATC Classes

Severe Weather and MATC Classes

In the event of severe weather, classes continue as scheduled unless a cancellation or closure is announced.

If severe weather requires closing MATC buildings for in-person classes and services being offered during COVID-19:

  • The Rave Alert System will remain the college’s primary communication tool with employees and students. It can provide notifications through the Rave Guardian app and sends alerts via text messages, phone calls and emails.
  • MATC will post on and social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Until further notice, do not rely on local news media, including Milwaukee PBS, for notifications because the message is more complex than media outlets typically allow to display on screen.

All offices and student services of the college will be open virtually for their typical hours and staff will work remotely. Students, please visit connect to virtual assistance options or call 414-297-6282 (MATC). 

When possible, delayed start times, class cancellations or college closure will be announced no later than 5 a.m. for day classes and activities, or 1 p.m. for evening classes and activities. “Day” classes are those that begin before 4 p.m.; “evening” classes are those that begin at or after 4 p.m.

In the event that repeated class cancellations impact academic requirements, make up class time may be necessary. Faculty and students will be informed if this is required.

For Employees

During the winter of 2020-2021, MATC has modified its previous policy regarding paid days off for severe weather. Details include:

  • Employees with a Remote Work Agreement will perform their job duties virtually. An employee who is unable to work remotely on a day of severe weather should notify their manager. Options may include the use of vacation time, sick time, FMLA or other arrangements depending on the reason.
  • Pay to essential employees will be the same as in the past. The limited number of essential employees who must report to campus to maintain essential campus operations will be compensated as in the past. Those essential employees or employees who do not have remote work available (public safety, building services, food service, etc.) who do not need to report to campus will be compensated as in the past.