Severe Winter Weather/School Closing

Cancellation or delay of classes and events at St. Cloud State University happens only occasionally, and closing the university is a rare occurrence.

Any decision to cancel/delay classes and events and/or close offices is made after consultation, as appropriate, with the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Weather Service, MnSCU, a St. Cloud State University meteorologist and Metro Bus. In the event of non-weather-related situations, a decision involving closing, cancellation or delay is made after consultation with Student Health Services, Public Safety or others as appropriate.

St. Cloud State makes every effort to announce any closing/cancellation before 5 a.m. regarding day classes and events and before 3 p.m. for evening classes and events.

In addition to campus-wide Star Alerts and e-mail, university website ( and St. Cloud State University Facebook page ( and twitter ( notifications, St. Cloud State closings/cancellations are announced on these radio and television stations:


  • KVSC 88.1FM (Campus radio station)
  • WJON 1240AM/WWJO 98.1FM (St. Cloud)
  • KCLD104.7FM/KNSI1450AM/KZPK98.9FM (St. Cloud)
  • WCCO 830 AM (Twin Cities)
  • WYRQ 92.1FM/KFML 94.1/KLTF 960AM (Little Falls)
  • KWLM 1340AM/KQIC102FM/KOLV 100/KFLN106.5FM (Willmar)


  • UTVS Campus TV station
  • WCCO Ch. 4
  • KSTP Ch. 5
  • KMSP Ch. 9
  • KARE Ch. 11
  • KSTC 45
  • UPN 29

Messages regarding closing/cancellation/delay also are available by calling 320-308-0121, 1-800-369-4260 or 1-877-654-SCSU (7278).

Messages regarding weather-related decisions will most likely take one of these forms:

  • Classes cancelled
  • Evening classes cancelled
  • Classes cancelled, offices closed
  • University closed

When classes or events are cancelled or delayed, employees are expected to perform their regular duties unless specifically noted; employees who cannot report to work must use leave time. During actual closings only designated “essential” employees report to work.  The Office of Academic Affairs will determine which academic activities, such as scientific laboratories, will require personnel.

In the interest of the safety and well being of our campus community, the university urges students and employees to use their good judgment in making decisions about attending class or work. Contact your supervisor if there’s a need to consider alternative arrangements.

SCSU Student at Blue Light Emergency Station
  • Emergency Numbers

911 Operator

St. Cloud Police Dept

SCSU Public Safety

Star Alert Wireless Emergency Notification
Emergency Notification Registration

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