Emergency and Alert Information

Additional information for the TCC community in the event of an emergency, inclement weather and more. 

Situation Updates - Dec. 2, 2022

As of 5am, Dec. 2 - TCC Campuses will open at 11:30am

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement about black ice on roadways this morning. As a precaution, TCC campuses will open at 11:30am on Friday, Dec. 2. All classes that are scheduled before 11:30am are canceled. All classes held at or after 11:30am will be held.  

Everyone, please give yourself enough time to travel safely today. When you return to campus, wear sturdy shoes and be mindful of the sidewalks and parking lots. We’ve worked to salt and de-ice our campuses, but there may be some slippery spots.

Sign up for emergency notifications

The TCC Alert emergency notification system is operated by Omnilert. You must "opt-in" to this service. You will be notified in the case of an emergency, such as campus closures, inclement weather and more. You must select how you want to be notified via text and/or email (we highly recommend both, especially text, for the most timely notification). If you haven't checked on your account recently, we encourage you to do so to ensure your contact info is up-to-date. 

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Inclement weather: Decisions are usually made the night before or by 5:30am on the day operations are affected. Please note that unanticipated weather or emergency conditions may alter this schedule. It is our goal to notify the community as early as possible. 

Emergency situation: You will receive a TCC Alert via text and email. Follow those instructions. More information will follow via TCC Alert and on TCC FacebookTwitter, website and this webpage, email and our hotline at 253-460-2001. Check those channels frequently for updates. We encourage you to become familiar with all of these communication channels before an incident takes place.

Emergency Responses 

Actions to take in the case of an emergency 


Safety Links


TCC Public Information Officers

Tamyra Howser, Executive Director, Marketing + Communications
Phone: 253-566-6050
Email: thowser@tacomacc.edu

Rachel Payne, Senior Communication Specialist
Phone: 253-460-4381
Email: rpayne@tacomacc.edu