WSU-R Campus Closures Due to Weather

Winona State University-Rochester students, faculty and staff are urged to make cautious decisions regarding travel. If you believe the weather is too threatening, contact your professors and/or supervisors immediately and explain your situation.

Severe winter weather conditions may cause an individual class, event, or the entire Winona State University-Rochester and Rochester Community and Technical College to cease all operations and close. When the WSU-Rochester/RCTC campus is officially closed, all classes, events and extracurricular activities are cancelled.

The decision to close the Rochester campus is normally made by 6am. The decision to cancel evening classes is normally made by 2pm.

Additional information regarding weather notifications can be found online at the Winona State University website and at the Rochester Community and Technical College website.

How can WSU-Rochester Students Find Out if Classes are Cancelled or if Campus is Closed?

The WSU and WSU-Rochester websites are the official source for information on closings and cancellations. In the event of any weather-related cancellations, an initial campus-wide notice will be sent, linking to a list of cancelled classes and/or events as well as an orange "Severe Weather Alert" banner on the WSU homepage and the WSU-Rochester homepage.

WSU students will also receive an individual message to their WSU email account when a specific class for which they are registered has been cancelled.

In addition, campus closure announcements will be shared on the WSU-Rochester Facebook page as well as various media sources including:

Please note that WSU-Rochester and RCTC only announces closings or cancellations. If you hear nothing about WSU-Rochester/RCTC being closed, assume the campus is open and classes are being held as scheduled.

For more information regarding weather notifications, visit the WSU Severe Weather webpage and RCTC Weather Closings webpage.