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Yakima Valley Community College will communicate emergency and weather closures through the college's notification system, RAVE Alerts.

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​Winter Weather Advisory

In the event that YVCC cancels classes due to weather, students and employees can:

  • Listen to local media outlets including television and radio stations in Yakima and Tri-Cities for information on college closures. Be sure to listen for clarification on whether the closure is for Yakima or Grandview campuses and whether it includes day classes or evening classes. Evening students, please check the website in the late afternoon, as the status of the closure may change.

  • The college operates independently from K-12 schools, YVCC winter advisory information will be available online at Flash Alert Newswire at:

  • Receive text messages through YVCC's notification system, RAVE. The college actives your RAVE account during your first quarter as a YVCC student or employee. You will automatically receive an email for emergency or weather closures, however you can manage your account and add your cell number to also receive a text. Update your communication preferences at:  

 Unless otherwise notified, the college will resume regular business hours the following day. Information on YVCC's Emergency Preparedness Plan can be found online at  ​

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​Yakima Valley Community College  uses an application for email and text messaging alerts in the event of emergencies and weather closures. It is called RAVE.

Students and employees accounts are activated with the default setting that sends you messages to the email account you have on file with YVCC. If you prefer to receive a text message to your cellphone, you can log in and add your number. This is a secure service that will not sell your personal information.

If you have questions, contact Niki Hopkins in Community Relations at 574.6870 or
Technical questions or issues, contact the YVCC Helpdesk at 574.4717 or email


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S.16th Ave & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902

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Grandview, WA 98930-1284


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