University prepares for incoming weather

Story by Kayla Harrell, News Editor

McKenna Dosier/The News

McKenna Dosier/The News

Before snow fell Tuesday night, Campus News sent out a weather procedures summary and President Bob Davies sent out a weather briefing to all students, faculty and staff Tuesday as weather reports suggested incoming snow.

The report included three categories of inclement weather actions the campus would take if inclement weather is present within the region. The three categories are university weather advisory, university weather cancellation of classes and university campus closure.

The university weather advisory is issued as a safety advisory, not a cancellation of classes or closure of campus, according to the Campus News email.

The university weather cancellation of classes is issued as a cancellation or delayed starting time of classes. However, the campus will remain open, according to the email.

Nicole Ely/The News Facilities Management clears the snow for residents on campus during the 2015 snowstorm.

Nicole Ely/The News
Facilities Management clears the snow for residents on campus during the 2015 snowstorm.

When the university campus closure is issued, all events will be canceled and facilities, except the residence halls and Winslow Dining Hall, will be closed, according to the Campus News.

“The primary concern is the safety of our students, faculty and staff traveling to and from, and on, our campus,” Davies wrote in another email.

Davies wrote that the decision will be communicated to students, faculty and staff as quickly as possible after the decision is made.

“Please give us some time to get the word out and be assured we will do so as quickly as possible,” Davies wrote.

Weather notifications will be communicated by all user email, the university Facebook account, the university Twitter account, Murray State’s home page and WKMS-FM, according to the Campus News. This notification will also be sent through the university’s mobile alerts.

“Stay warm,” Davies wrote. “Please watch for the well-being of others and be safe.”