As the season changes—and snow, ice and sleet inevitably move in—the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is at the ready to help campus community members stay safe and up-to-date on delays and closings.
Campus community members can access weather information in a variety of ways through the University’s Campus Safety and Emergency Site – http://emergency.uwosh.edu — including signing up for UW Oshkosh TitanAlert text messages that are sent directly to mobile phones. You can directly visit uwosh.edu/home/titanalert to sign up to receive TitanAlerts. To date, there are more than 4,400 registered mobile users utilizing the TitanAlert system.
UW Oshkosh also provides real-time winter weather information through several other easy-to-access and easy-to-use channels:
- The Campus Safety and Emergency Site is the first-and-best, go-to place for emergency-weather updates: http://emergency.uwosh.edu/. The UW Oshkosh home page and UW Oshkosh Today display the latest weather-related updates once they originate on the Safety and Emergency Site.
- Download the UW Oshkosh mobile app. It also features easy ways to access news, weather and emergency updates.
- The official UW Oshkosh Facebook page and Twitter accounts—@uwoshkosh and @UWOshkoshToday—echo inclement weather updates that are relayed through the aforementioned University channels.
- The UW Oshkosh Weather Advisory telephone line can be reached at (920) 424-0000 and is updated with timely information when inclement weather affects campus.
- Closing and delay notices also are sent to local media (newspapers, radio and television).
The decision to cancel classes or close the UW Oshkosh campus is made by the University’s administration. Though the Governor may close state offices or local schools, that decision does not imply that the University will close or cancel classes.
The University rarely suspends classes for weather-related conditions. However, in the event of inclement weather, driving conditions may vary across the region served by our campus, and thus, individuals need to take their own local conditions into account. The judgment about whether to travel to campus rests with the individual. If students and employees feel it is unsafe, they are advised not to attempt the trip.
Employees who experience extreme weather-related transportation difficulties are advised to work with their supervisors regarding absences or the need to leave campus. Students should contact their course instructors prior to when the class is scheduled to meet and make arrangements to make up work.
For more information about TitanAlert and other campus safety resources, visit http://emergency.uwosh.edu/.