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In conjunction with the National Weather Service, the State of Kansas will participate in the Severe Weather Preparedness Week from March 4 to 8. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, Sedgwick County Emergency Management Services will sound the severe weather sirens throughout the county.

All personnel — faculty, staff, students and guests — are expected to go to a designated shelter until the all clear is given. This drill will be educational for all involved and provide those overseeing campus safety a way of evaluating the effectiveness of WSU’s emergency preparedness during a tornado. Go to the Wichita State Tornado Shelters webpage to learn more about what to do during a tornado warning and to locate your designated shelter.

For more information, contact Andrew Clem, Environmental, Health and Safety Department director, at 316-978-7904 or email andrew.clem@wichita.edu.

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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.

Statues on campus in the snow

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.

You can also refer to timekeeping guidelines and the WSU Human Resources website for more information.

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