Adverse weather

University Weather Alerts

Below are three broad definitions of inclement weather related actions for the campus to be familiar with.  In all three actions the President will make the decision on the appropriate action to take, if any.  When inclement weather is present in the region, all faculty are expected to work with students in regards to class attendance and assignments. Supervisors are also expected to work with staff within existing policies and the procedures described in the actions below.

University Weather Advisory: Rather than deciding to close the university or to cancel classes, the President may authorize the issuance of University Weather Advisory.  This will be a safety advisory only and will not entail the cancellation of classes or closure of the campus.

University Weather Classes Delayed or Cancelled: The President may authorize the delayed starting time or the cancellation of classes.  This scenario does not include the closure of the campus.  The campus will remain open and all personnel are expected to report to work either on-site or remotely, based on prior arrangements and direct communication with their supervisor.  

University Campus Closure: The President may authorize the closure of campus. A closure time will be declared.  All events will be cancelled and facilities, with the exception of residence halls and the Winslow Cafeteria, will be closed.

University Weather Advisory communication will be released via the following:

  1. All user email
  2. Murray State homepage
  3. University Facebook account
  4. University Twitter account
  5. WKMS

Once items I –IV above are complete, the Murray State Police Department will issue a text message to all users.

Mobile Alerts

If the university campus is closed or classes are canceled or delayed, mobile alerts will be sent to notify campus personnel. Anyone may sign up and opt-in for mobile alerts.