How do I find out about class cancellations and campus closings? (01/20/2014)

In the event of inclement weather, there are three ways to learn about delays, class cancellations and/or campus closings:

  • Flash ALERTS text message and FlashLine email. The Flash ALERTS message will notify subscribers to check the university’s Advisory Web page for up-to-the-minute reports on campus and class status. You can subscribe to Flash ALERTS at
  • Kent State’s Advisory Web page at This page lists any closings across the university’s eight-campus system. A red bar will appear on the top of the home page if there is a cancellation or closing. The information is also posted to the university’s Facebook page and Twitter.
  • Television and radio broadcasts.

If you use Flash ALERTS or Twitter to get your information, you also should check the Kent State Advisory Web page or your email. The text alerts and Twitter feeds are limited in the amount of information that can be displayed, while the advisory page and email will list all details of a delay, cancellation or closing. This is especially important for staff, so they know whether or not they are to report to work.

For more detailed information on campus closings due to inclement weather, read the Winter Weather Advisory Update. Managers and department heads should review the information about how to report time during a closing from the quick reference document provided by the Division of Human Resources.