Today (1/28/09) had some rather ugly weather, but school did not close. One of the things the school has added in the past few years is a system that will alert you to school closings and other important issues. Many people don't know that this system exists.
Basically (and of course, this was partially in response to the shootings at Virginia Tech a few years back), the school has an automated system that will alert you to school closings and other emergencies via phone, email, and text. You can specify up to 6 phone numbers (cell, home, work), two email addresses, and a cell phone for text messages.
Link to Full Instructions
Short version of instructions: if you log in to your school portal account in Campus Cruiser, you would click on the tab at the top labeled "Panther Alert". Click on that. Log in using your school email address - firstname.lastname@example.org and your student ID number.
PS - remember your email is @pccc.mailcruiser.com - not @pccc.edu.