Published: Jan. 7, 2014

UPDATE: MSU will not resume normal operations until 5 p.m. Jan. 7; morning and afternoon classes canceled


Michigan State University will not resume normal operations until 5 p.m. Jan. 7.

Due to extreme wind chill temperatures and blowing snow, all classes beginning before 5 p.m. will be canceled; evening classes will be held. All employees starting their shifts at 5 p.m. or after should report to work. Most campus events and in-person services will resume at 5 p.m.

Critical functions are being maintained, and only employees supporting those functions are expected to report to work before 5 p.m. on Jan. 7. All electronic services will be maintained, and other business operations will be supported remotely to the extent possible.

For students:

  • All classes scheduled prior to 5 p.m. Jan. 7 are canceled (the College of Law has canceled all classes for Jan. 7). For students living in campus housing, one dining hall in each neighborhood will be open and serving food at regular hours. Olin Health Center will remain open.
  • Students at MSU’s medical campuses in Grand Rapids, Clinton Township and Detroit should anticipate classes beginning at 5 p.m. but should consult their colleges regarding additional schedule changes.
  • Students in clerkships should check at their clinical sites to determine their hospital or clinic responsibilities.

For faculty/staff:

  • Only personnel supporting critical functions should report to work before 5 p.m. Jan. 7. Employees should contact their unit administrator with questions.
  • Several clinics at the MSU Clinical Center will remain open; please call your clinic before coming to campus.

For those on campus:

  • Drivers are encouraged to park in MSU ramps and surface lots already cleared of snow.
  • The Veterinary Teaching Hospital will continue emergency services. Routine appointments will be re-scheduled.
  • Intramural facilities and the library will re-open at 5 p.m. Jan. 7.

Students, faculty and staff should continue to check for updates.