Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Reuben Aguilar mans a bridge watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge.
Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Reuben Aguilar mans a bridge watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). Bainbridge is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite/Released)

Emergency Information

Information about college delays, closings, and emergencies is available in a variety of ways including a voice and text notification system, phone line, radio and television, and on the web.

Notification System

The Naval War College subscribes to a notification service that is used in the event of inclement weather delays or closures or other emergencies to send a voice or text message to phones and/or email accounts.

This is a voluntary service and students, staff, and faculty can sign up or dis-enroll by emailing the IRD Help Desk. While at work, you can sign up or dis-enroll through the intranet by going to "Emergency Notification" under "User Tools." The incoming call will register as 401-841-2000.

NWC Emergency and Inclement Weather Message Line

The Command Duty Officer will provide emergency or weather-related condition changes at the college with a voice mail message on 401-841-2000.

Note: If you have departed NWC and continue to receive alert notifications, email your removal request to helpdesk@usnwc.edu.

Radio and Television

Announcements are also made through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association (RIBA) Business and School Cancellation System. Participating stations announce or publish the most up-to-date listing of weather-related impacts throughout the state.

RIBA Cancellation System

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Information may also be available on www.facebook.com/NavalWarCollege.

More Information on the College

News, Media, & Events

Issues in National Security: "Homeland Defense"

Feb. 07, 2023
4:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Lectures of Opportunity: "Remote Warfare, the Warrior Ethos, and the Just War Tradition"

Feb. 06, 2023
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Rd, Newport, RI 02841