Procedures for delay/closing

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Delay of classes and events at St. Cloud State happens only occasionally. Closing the university is a rare occurrence.

A decision to cancel/delay classes and events and/or close offices is made after consulting with authorities such as the State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Weather Service, MnSCU, a St. Cloud State meteorologist and Metro Bus.

In the event of non-weather-related situations, a decision to close, cancel or delay is made after consulting with Student Health Services, Public Safety and other authorities, as appropriate.

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

An announcement would most likely take one of these forms:

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

Announcements are made via Star Alert, e-mail, website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

These media outlets will also carry St. Cloud State announcements:


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


  • WCCO Channel 4, Minneapolis


Announcements also are available by calling 320-308-0121.

When classes or events are cancelled or delayed, employees are expected to perform their regular duties. Employees who do not report to work in the case of cancellations or delays are expected to follow applicable leave procedures. In the case of a campus closing, employees should not report to work unless explicitly directed otherwise by their supervisors. The Office of Academic Affairs will determine which academic areas (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 is a need to consider alternative arrangements.

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