Winter Closing Procedures
Due to weather conditions or other emergencies, the cancellation of classes/events may occur, or the campus may close. Notification of class cancellations or campus closures will be placed on the University website and provided to local media. Notification of event cancellations will be the responsibility of event sponsors.
Any weather updates will be posted at www.mnsu.edu/weather.
Cancellation of classes means only that classes are not in session — the campus remains open. The decision to cancel a non-academic event such as Athletics, Student Development activities, etc., will be made by the director responsible for the activity in consultation with his/her vice president. University employees may use their own discretion regarding emergency conditions and personal safety in relation to their reporting for work. All employees may take personal leave, vacation time or use earned comp time when classes are cancelled and you are not able to report to work. If unable to report to work, employees are to notify their supervisor.
Notification of class cancellations will be placed on the University website and email notices sent to students and staff. Announcements will be provided for broadcast to the following local and regional media: KYSM, KEEZ, KTOE, KMSU, WCCO, KEYC, KARE, and KSTP.
Each supervisor will develop procedures to inform their employees with hearing impairments of class cancellations.
In extreme emergency conditions, the campus may be closed and all functions cease with the exception of those functions considered essential to the well-being of students, those service activities available for students living on campus, and those functions deemed essential to the protection of life and property. Employees, with the exception of weather or other emergency essential employees, are excused from work with pay. Weather or other emergency essential employees who are not excused from work will be paid as specified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Notification of campus closure will be placed on the University website and email notices sent to students and staff. Announcements will be provided for broadcast to local and regional media — as listed under "Class cancellations".
Each supervisor will develop procedures to inform their employees with hearing impairments of campus closure.
Road Conditions Hotline
The Department of Transportation "511" telephone service and website exists to inform travelers of weather-related road closures as well as up-to-the-minute metro-area traffic reports. (For employees traveling out of state, the "511" traffic information system exists in many other states, as well as in most of the nation's metropolitan areas.)
To use the "511" road and traffic information service by telephone, simply dial 5-1-1 and say the name of a city, or say "menu" and select from the options. The options allow you to choose route reports for traffic on specific highways, get regional or transit reports, get weather reports, or leave a comment.
To get up-to-the-minute metro-area traffic reports and statewide road conditions on the Internet. The site also provides more details about using the "511" road and traffic telephone service.