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 (www.stcloudstate.edu) and St. Cloud State University Facebook page (facebook.com/stcloudstate) and twitter (twitter.com/stcloudstate) notifications, St. Cloud State closings/cancellations are announced on these radio and television stations:
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:
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.
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