Severe Weather & Campus Conditions
In the case of severe weather conditions, WSU administration may choose to:
- cancel morning or evening classes
- cancel all classes
- cancel non-academic activities
- close the University
When in doubt, check the WSU Homepage for up-to-date campus closures on inclement days.
WSU students, faculty and staff are urged to make cautious decisions regarding travel. If you feel the weather is too threatening, contact your professors or supervisors and explain your situation.
Class cancellations and campus closures are rare for WSU. Individual class and event cancellations may occur even though the campus remains open.
Due to the uniqueness of the University’s operations, WSU may be open and holding classes on days when public schools in the area are closed.
Winter weather decisions are informed by:
- the condition of major roadways leading to campus
- the condition of campus roadways and sidewalks
- our ability to shovel our parking lots
The decision to cancel all classes or close the Winona campus is typically made by 6am.
The decision to cancel evening classes is typically made by 3pm
Because the Winona campus is a residential student campus, the University will make every attempt to continue to provide vital services and keep campus buildings open during severe weather, such as:
- Dining Services
- Health Services
- Housing and Residence Life
- Physical Plant
- Public Safety
- Integrated Wellness Complex
Closing decisions for WSU-Rochester are made independently from the Winona campus.
This is because WSU-Rochester shares facilities with Rochester Community and Technical College and operates primarily as a commuter campus.
Cancel a Class or Event
Log in to cancel your class or event online. Submitting a class cancellation will automatically notify your students via email.
Cancelled Events and Services
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