Feb 26, 2024  

Severe Winter Weather Procedures

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Because Andrews University is a residential campus, the University does not close essential operations due to severe winter weather. However, the Office of Campus Safety keeps informed about severe weather conditions and advises the President about area road conditions and campus conditions, which could interrupt campus activities.

Where to Get Information when Classes are Cancelled
Normal class schedules will be maintained during a weather alert unless otherwise directed. Please do NOT call the Office of Campus Safety for information—their lines need to be open for emergencies. If weather conditions cause an interruption to class schedules or office hours, the campus will be informed via:

  • Text alerts
  • Broadcast email
  • The University’s weather hotline—269-471-7660
  • Posts on the University’s website
  • Local TV and radio stations

To receive text alerts, it is the personal responsibility of all Andrews University employees and students to visit andrews.edu/safety, click the ‘AU Alert’ icon, and configure their AU Alert personal notification information.

The safety of our employees and students is of foremost concern. Because this is a residential campus, many essential workers may feel compelled to come in to campus. Winter weather conditions can change quickly and road conditions can be dangerous. Please take personal responsibility for your safety during winter weather conditions. Use sound judgment and extreme caution. For more information, the following website may be helpful: andrews.edu/services/safety/procedures/blizzard.