This official information represents the most recent and accurate closure information for EMU.

Weather Closure Policy

Unless exempted by this Policy as outlined below, a weather closure applies as follows: 

(1) all course activities (including class sessions, exams, assignment submissions, etc.) are canceled; 

(2) all employee meetings (even if they were scheduled to occur on Zoom) are canceled; and 

(3) all employees should refrain from conducting regular, compensable work duties in accordance with the Eastern Michigan University Weather Policy and applicable collective bargaining agreements.  


The weather closure policy does not apply in the following circumstances: 

This policy does not apply to classes that were already scheduled as 100% online and 100% asynchronous.

This policy does not apply to certain designated employees who may be required to work on campus due to the 24/7 nature of some campus operations, such as employees who work in the heating plant, physical plant, food service, public safety, WEMU, and other employees within specific areas of the University. 

Residence halls and apartments will remain open during a weather closing. Campus dining/food service will be available at select locations. Please check EDining website for up-to-date information.

Closure decision times:

The decision to remain open or to cancel morning classes (those starting before 12:30 p.m.) will be made before 6 a.m. (if timing for the decision permits), in order to provide sufficient time to notify the media and the University community.

The decision to remain open or to cancel afternoon classes (12:30–5 p.m.) will be made before 9:30 a.m. (if timing permits).

The decision to remain open or to cancel evening classes (those starting at 5 p.m. or later) will be made before 3 p.m. (if timing permits).

When the University is closed for severe weather, students, faculty and staff should monitor their email and the main University website for condition updates.

How to Receive Emergency Closure Notices:

Weather closures are announced first by text message to mobile phones through the University's Eagle emergency text alert system, but you must register to receive such alerts. If you have not signed up for Eagle text alerts, please do so at Closure announcements are also communicated via University email and social media channels.

Thursday June 13, 2024




EMU Main Campus, Ypsilanti
When EMU is closed for weather, a yellow dropdown banner will appear across the top of all web pages. The banner will contain the status and a link to more information. 

Call 734.487.5386 for further information.

This web page represents the most current information about EMU closings. Any closure information will also be carried on WEMU (89.1 FM); WJR (760 AM); WWJ (950 AM); WAAM (1600 AM), as well as other local radio and television stations. Additional questions may be referred to Media Relations, 734.487.4400. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. 

If you have a personal emergency, please call 911 for fastest assistance. The EMU police department number is 734.487.1222.

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