Wayne State University

Aim Higher

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10.1.1 Early Morning Closure

PROCEDURE

Responsibility

Action

Director of Public Safety or Designee

  1. Advise the vice president for finance and business operations concerning weather conditions by 4:00 A.M.

Vice President for Finance and Business Operations

  1. Direct that the university be closed by 5:00 a.m. when possible.

  2. Notify the president, senior vice president and provost and the asst. to the vice president for finance and business operations.  The assistant to the vice president initiates the university phone tree.

Director of Public Safety or Designee

  1. Notify Director of Office of Public Relations.

  2. Notify Director of Network Services.

  3. Sends a message to registered cell phones and/or email addresses using the Broadcast Messaging Service.

Director of Public Relations

  1. Update the university newsline with closure message and contact WDET-FM 101.9.  Modify the message throughout the day if necessary.

    • "Wayne State University is closed day, date due to severe weather conditions".  The university will be open tomorrow unless weather conditions prevent. In that event, notification will be made early tomorrow morning on this Newsline, WSU homepage (http://www.wayne.edu/), WSU Pipeline (http://www.pipeline.wayne.edu/), Broadcast Messaging Service and WDET-FM 101.9.  Local Radio and TV stations will also be alerted of closure by 6:00 A.M. tomorrow".
  2. Notify radio/television stations; and wire services including the Associated Press (AP) and, if warranted, the PR Newswire.

  3. The Office of Public Relations is to monitor media for possible problems and correct where necessary.

Director of Network Services

  1. Update the university main telephone voice mail line with closure message.  Modify the message throughout the day if necessary.

"Wayne State University is closed day, date due to severe weather conditions".

Web Content Administrator

  1. Update the WSU homepage with closure message. Modify the message throughout the day when necessary.

"Wayne State University is closed day, date, due to severe weather conditions".

Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations

  1. Update the WSU pipeline with closure message.  Modify the message throughout the day if necessary.

"Wayne State University is closed day, date due to severe weather conditions".