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Winter Storm Procedures and Protocol

With the winter storm season approaching, the Division of Finance and Administration announces the storm procedures and protocol being used to determine impacts to the NDSU campus operations. Snow or low temperatures are not reasons to close the university, but significant amounts of snow might warrant a delayed start. Snow combined with severe wind chills or blizzard conditions also may warrant closing the university.

The following actions may be taken by NDSU: 

  • NDSU will be in full operation and all events will take place as scheduled
  • NDSU will cancel classes but normal business operations will remain open
  • NDSU will be officially closed and will provide an update later on class and business status by official communication

Decisions made by the administration that will disrupt the operations of the university will be announced through Campus Emergency Notification Systems (CENS). All employees are automatically enrolled in the CENS procedure through the PeopleSoft HR/Payroll process. In addition to the formal CENS announcement, employees and students may also use the NDSU website and the NDSU information update line at 231-INFO (4636). Once a disruption of campus operations has been cleared to return to normal operations, the formal CENS notification process will provide that "all clear" message.

NOTE: Please check the respective Athletics, Fine Arts, Memorial Union, Libraries, and Wallman Wellness Center websites for information concerning their events. Also, please check with other specific events, as they may be canceled or rescheduled.


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8961 / Fax: (701) 231-9686
Campus address: SGC 102
Physical/delivery address: 1919 University Dr N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3140 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Human Resources/Payroll