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How are snow closures communicated to the campus community?

January 2, 2020

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Decisions on snow closures or delayed openings 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 in a variety of formats and modes, announcements will be shared as follows:

  • Snow delays or closures will be posted on the university home page ( and a message will be recorded on SU’s hotline (206-296-2200).
  • A text message will be sent using the university’s Omnilert (formerly E2campus) messaging account. Sign up here to receive messages or by simply texting SeattleUalert to 79516. Register today 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 

Weather conditions can change quickly, so please look for updates from the university on closures, delayed openings or early closures. 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 weather conditions impact your ability to be in the office. Also please note that if the campus is closed due to inclement weather conditions, no face-to-face classes will be allowed to meet.

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 and KCPQ also announce school closures.