November 28, 2022

Reminder: Prepare for inclement weather

Faculty and staff should take two important steps to prepare for inclement weather: review the campus policy and ensure that the university has your current cellphone number if you want to receive emergency text alerts. 

Employees who want to receive text messages about closures, tornados, winter storms and other emergencies should provide their current cellphone numbers through the Human Resources self-service system. Once logged on, click on SIUC Employee Online Services, then click on Personal Information so you can enter or update your cellphone number. Your SIU email address already is automatically entered into the university’s Rave Mobile Safety alert system.

The decision to close the university or cancel classes due to weather or other emergency conditions may be impacted this winter due to alternative formats for course delivery and remote arrangements for work. Any decision to close the campus will be made before 7 a.m. and communicated through text messages, mass emails and area radio and television stations. In addition, the university’s home and Facebook pages will include information regarding administrative closures. 

Decisions to close any or all parts of the university, cancel classes or issue a university weather advisory are made at the chancellor level and not the departmental level. Individual department heads are not granted authority to close departments.