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What is the university's procedure for snow closure communications?

November 3, 2017

Snow closure or delayed opening decisions are typically made by 5 a.m. so that an announcement can be disseminated by 5:30 a.m. To ensure information is readily available, announcements will be shared as follows: 

  • Snow delays or closures will be posted on the university home page (www.seattleu.edu) and a message will be recorded on SU’s hotline (206-296-2200).
  • A text message will be sent using the university’s E2campus messaging account. Sign up for messages by texting SeattleUalert to 79516 to stay informed.
  • An e-mail will be sent to all students, faculty and staff with closure specifics.

  • Postings will also be made on the university Facebook page and Twitter account.

Weather conditions can change so please look for updates throughout the morning.

In all cases, faculty and staff should use their best judgment about how safe it is to travel based on the conditions near their homes. Please inform your supervisor (by e-mail or phone) if you are not able to come in to the office. 

Radio and TV outlets typically report on our closures, though we cannot guarantee the timeliness of those reports. AM radio stations KIRO 710 and KOMO 1000 and FM stations KNKX 88.5 and KUOW 94.9 air snow closure announcements. Local television stations KOMO, KING, KIRO, KONG, KCPQ and Northwest Cable News also announce school closures.