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Weather Information

UPDATE FOR FEB. 18 &19, 2021

MSU Community: 

Our community and surrounding area have been hard hit by inclement weather for the past week, and in response we will continue to make the safety of our students and employees a priority. To help us move forward safely, but yet also find ways to continue to deliver instruction, student services, and basic operations, the following is provided: 

University Modified Operations: Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18-19, 2021   


  • In-person classes are cancelled. 
  • In order to keep limited instruction moving forward, online and hybrid classes will continue at the discretion of the instructor and to the degree that they are able to do so. We do understand that some areas are without power and instructors are asked to be considerate of this by possibly recording their classes for viewing by students at a later time, or being flexible in other ways. Students should monitor email and Blackboard to the degree that the can. 
  • Off-campus student practicums, internships, and clinical placements will continue at the discretion of the MSU supervisor and supervising organization; 
  • Student clubs and organizations should continue with activities in virtual mode, to the degree that they are able. 

Main Campus Operations: 

  • The MSU main campus will remain open with modified operations to provide critical services to students and maintain basic operations.
  • Please watch MSU social media for campus Dining Service hours.
  • Our Recreation and Wellness Center, Camden-Carroll Library, MSU Post Office, and Counseling and Health Services will operate with modified hours to serve students. Please watch MSU social media for hours of modified operation.  
  • Should you need to reach any other University office, please contact them through email. You may find of list of services at
  • Regional campuses at Ashland, Prestonsburg, and Mt. Sterling may have a need over the next few days to close their facilities, and communication will be provided if they do. However, we are hopeful that online courses may continue to be delivered in some fashion at these sites. 


  • Employees should plan to work virtually to the degree that they are able to do so. Vice presidents/supervisors will communicate with employees who are needed on campus. 
Please continue to remain inside if you are able, and continue to monitor MSU email, website, and social media outlets for any further guidance. We hope this weather passes soon. 

Be safe! 
Dr. Jay Morgan, President
All MSU severe weather announcements are sent via Eagle Alerts text message, MSU social media and are posted on the MSU website, broadcast on WMKY 90.3FM, and television stations: WDKY (Channel 56), WLEX (Channel 18), WSAZ (Channel 3), WKYT (Channel 27) and WTVQ (Channel 36), WYMT (Channel 57) and sent to other regional media outlets. You may also call 783-INFO; if there is an active alert, it  will also play on other calling tree lines. When possible, the information will be available by 6 a.m.

Faculty, staff and students should use good judgment when there is inclement weather and contact supervisors and faculty as soon as possible if you have questions or are unable to travel. 

MSU social media: 
You may also call 606-783-INFO (4636) for alert information.


MSU’s regional campuses are closed when the University is closed and follow the University schedule unless their host campus has a closure or delay:  
  • MSU at Ashland is on the campus of Ashland CTC and follows its plan for closure and delay. 
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling will follow the MSU plan for closure and delay. Should there be a localized weather emergency, they will close or delay independently. 
  • MSU at Prestonsburg is on the campus of Big Sandy CTC and follows its plan for closure and delay. 
  • MSU classes offered at the University Center of the Mountains will follow Hazard CTC’s plan for closure and delay. 
  • To be sure you get text messages about the regional campuses, please sign up for the appropriate group on Eagle Alerts.