10.1.2 Daytime Closure or Evening Classes Cancelled

PROCEDURE

Responsibility

Action

Director of Public Safety

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

Vice President for Finance and Business Operations

  1. Direct that the university be closed or that evening classes be cancelled.

  2. Notify the president, senior vice president and provost, divisional vice presidents, director of public relations and director of network services.

Director of Public Safety

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

Senior Vice President and Provost

  1. Notify deans and academic department heads.

Deans/Academic Department Heads

  1. Notify appropriate personnel.

Divisional Vice Presidents

  1. Notify appropriate personnel.

Director of Public Relations

  1. Notify radio/television stations; wire services by 2:00 P.M. including the Associated Press (AP) and if warranted, the PR Newswire.

  2. Update the university newsline with the closure message:

"Wayne State University is closed (or "Wayne State University evening classes are cancelled") as of time, day, date. The university will be open tomorrow unless weather conditions prevent. In that event, notification will be made early tomorrow morning on the University Newsline, WSU homepage (http://www.wayne.edu/), WSU Academica (http://academica.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".

Director of Network Services

  1. Update university main telephone voice mail line with the closure message:

"Wayne State University is closed (or "Wayne State University evening classes are cancelled") as of time, day, date.  The university will be open tomorrow unless weather conditions prevent.  In that event, notification will be made early tomorrow morning on the University Newsline at 577-5345, WSU homepage (http://www.wayne.edu/), WSU Academica (http://academica.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".

Web Content Administrator

  1. Update the WSU homepage with the closure message:

"Wayne State University is closed (or "Wayne State University evening classes are cancelled") as of time, day, date.

Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations

  1. Update the WSU Pipeline with the closure message:

"Wayne State University is closed (or "Wayne State University evening classes are cancelled") as of time, day, date, due to 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 Academica (http://academica.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".