Weather awareness at Wichita State

In the event of inclement weather and/or an emergency event, the university shall take all reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

Should such an event occur, the university may implement a temporary adjustment to its class and/or operations, including late start and moving class instruction and non-critical operations to remote delivery, where possible. Critical campus operations will continue to operate on-campus to the fullest extent possible.

In order to facilitate the university’s decision making and communication process, and to recognize potential childcare challenges faced by university students and employees, the university will typically align with USD 259 in closing campus facilities or moving to remote learning/operations due to inclement weather or national, state or local emergencies.

See the full WSU inclement weather guidelines.

Please take a moment to read how you will be informed of changes to normal on-campus operations:

  • We strongly encourage you to sign up for the ShockerAlert System, which will send weather and class alerts to your phone and email.
  • In the event of a change to normal on-campus operations, you will also receive a message to your WSU email account.
  • The Wichita State website will be updated with a warning message during a inclement weather or emergency situation that impacts classes or activities on campus.
  • WSU’s official X account and Facebook page will be updated with pertinent information.

For more information about the weather outlook at any time, consult the National Weather Service forecast for Wichita.