WSU Incident/Inclement Weather Policy
A decision to close or delay opening the University will generally be made by 5:30am by the President or the President's designee in consultation with other members of the University staff.
Notice will be given to the following outlets:
Community System - http://community.worcester.edu
University Homepage - http://www.worcester.edu
All @worcester.edu Email Addresses
WSU Facebook &
Text Message (optional): You can also receive a text message by adding your mobile number to the Emergency Response Notification system.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE UNIVERSITY POLICE TO FIND OUT IF THE UNIVERSITY IS OPEN, CLOSED OR DELAYED as this ties up the phone line for emergency calls.
WSRS 96.1 FM
WTAG 580 AM
WTAG 94.9 FM
WRKO 680 AM
WBZ 1030 AM
WCRN 830 AM
WFXT FOX Boston
Closing During Normal Office/Class Hours*
If, during normal office/class hours on a work/class day, the President or her/his designee determines that the University should be closed due to an incident or inclement weather, all offices will be notified of the time and duration of cancellation of normal activity. Normal routine will be expected to commence on the next regular class/work day, unless notified otherwise.
* Normal hours are defined as Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Campus Phone: 508-929-8000 - To hear the incident/inclement weather message, press 1 and then press 2 (from a touch-tone telephone only).