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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Weather & Emergency Closings

Notification of Campus Community

  • Official Campus Notification sites include:
    • University web site
    • Email notices to students and staff
    • Hotline at 507-389-2463
  • Announcements will be provided for broadcast to the following local and regional media: KYSM, KTOE, KMSU, WCCO, KEYC, KARE, and KSTP.
  • Announcements may be made either by 5:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Please note that it is best to refer to the official notification sites as confirmation of weather and emergency closings.


What you really need to know...

  • Class cancellations means: ONLY CLASSES are cancelled. THE UNIVERSITY STAYS OPEN!
  • Employees can decide if they are able to get to work or not, because of weather.
  • Eligible employees can use leave time when unable to get to work because of weather (in accordance with their appropriate bargaining agreement or personnel plan). If an employee does not have available leave, s/he may use leave without pay.
  • Employees must immediately notify their supervisor if they can not make it to work.
  • Only in extreme emergency conditions will the campus close and only functions essential to the students living on campus will be maintained.
  • If the university closes during the work day, non-essential employees are excused from work with pay. Essential employees will be paid according to their bargaining agreement or personnel plan.