Ventura College considers the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and the community a top priority. It is our goal to keep everyone informed of events and activities that affect our campuses and county.
On this Alerts page, you’ll find the latest, comprehensive information about emergencies, closures and other events impacting our colleges and community.
For detailed information regarding COVID-19 protocols, visit our COVID-19 Information page.
UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 5, 2024
The Ventura County Community College District (including Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges and Ventura College East Campus) will be open on Monday, February 5th. If students or employees are unable to commute due to flooding or other severe weather, please contact your instructors or supervisor directly.
Additionally, in-person counseling appointments and other campus services can be made remote if needed.
You can continue to follow local alerts at www.vcemergency.com.
Thank you and stay safe.
UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 4, 2024
Over the next couple of days, California is expected to face an atmospheric river event, bringing heavy rainfall, severe winds, and significant risks of flooding and mudslides along the entire coast. The Weather Prediction Center has used a Level 3 risk for rainfall for much of coastal California, and a rare level 4 risk for excessive rainfall in Santa Barbara and Oxnard.
In accordance with information and advice provided by local authorities, we would like to inform you, that as of this evening, campus will remain open on Monday, February 5th, with classes and services to be held as scheduled. Please be aware that Ventura College is actively monitoring the weather conditions, and if they worsen significantly, a decision to close the campus may be made. In such a scenario, timely communication will be provided before 7:00 am on Monday, February 5th.
Students and employees who reside in areas significantly impacted by the storm are encouraged to follow the safety protocols enacted by local officials, exercise caution when commuting to campus, and use their best judgement in decisions regarding their safety in coming to campus. If you are driving to campus from another region, please check the Caltrans website for any possible road closures and give yourself plenty of extra time to drive safely.
If you do not feel safe coming to campus for class or work due to the weather conditions, please contact your instructor and/or supervisor. Faculty are strongly encouraged to be flexible with students impacted by the weather, and to instruct students to prioritize their safety.
The District and College leadership have been monitoring this situation closely over the past few days, working with local officials to inform our decisions regarding this event and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our college community. During the storm, remain alert, and for campus updates and emergency communications, visit VC Alerts.
Wishing everyone in our community safety and comfort as we navigate through this storm.
UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 3, 2024
We will be closely monitoring the forecasted storm throughout the weekend. Although reports currently show the storm is likely to be strongest on Sunday, should the storm continue into Monday and road conditions prevent you from safely commuting to your in-person classes, please reach out to your professors directly.
As a precautionary measure, all activities on campus are being canceled for Sunday due to the anticipated heavy rainfall. We plan to resume normal operations on Monday. Stay informed by checking local updates at www.vcemergency.com. Your safety is our priority.
Furthermore, Ventura College will be serving as a Red Cross evacuation center in our small gym Sunday morning through Tuesday morning.