As a general practice, the University of Minnesota Rochester does not close unless the health, safety, or security of University personnel and students is seriously brought into question.
On the rare occasions when UMR is forced to close, the decision will be made by the Chancellor and Asst. Vice Chancellor for Finance/Operations or appropriate designee within his/her office.
If the decision to close the Rochester campus is made, UMR administration will make all official University announcements. Announcements of an emergency closing will, to the extent possible, specify the starting and ending times of the closing, and whether the closing includes specific University services, events, and evening or Saturday classes and programs.
The radio is the primary source of information on University closings. The University community is expected to listen to radio announcements for closing information. To the extent possible, the UMR website will also display the most current information on University closings and class cancellations. Txt-U will also be used to make University closing announcements. Calling University offices will not guarantee that the latest or most accurate information is provided to the caller.
UMR will contact the following radio and television media outlets in regard to closures:
Y-105 (KYBA) 105.3 FM
KWWK 96.5 FM
KLCX 103.9 FM
KOLM 1520 AM
Z Rock 107.7 FM
KTTC – NBC
KAAL - ABC
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