University Closings

The President has the authority to determine when local conditions warrant the cancellation of classes or the closing of the entire campus.

The following radio stations have agreed to air notice of closings in the event of inclement weather or for any other reasons: WNNJ-AM/FM, WSUS-FM, WHCY-FM, WTSX-FM, WBUD-AM, WKXY-WBSF-FM, WCTC-AM, WMGQ-FM, WINS-AM, WCBS-AM, WOR-AM, WADB-AM/FM, News-12 New Jersey (TV). In addition, MSU provides a weather-related closing hotline number:  (973) 655-7810.

Each division and department develops its own emergency closing chain to alert individuals to such information. Faculty teaching late afternoon and evening classes may wish to establish such a closing chain with students so that they can be notified of a canceled class before coming to the campus.

It is possible that there will be occasions when the Governor's office announces a general closing of State offices even though local conditions do not warrant such an action.  In this event, employees follow instructions relayed from Trenton through the President's Office or provided by the radio stations.

When University classes are not canceled but a faculty member is unable to reach the campus because of weather conditions or other reasons, the department chair's office should be notified immediately.  Students will be notified by a posted notice on the door of the classroom that the class is canceled.