Emergency Preparedness

Winter Weather Emergencies

On any given day, we could have 20,000 students, faculty, staff, auxiliary personnel, and visitors traveling to and from the Wright State University Dayton and Lake campuses. Plans and procedures have been developed to address cancellations and closures due to existing or anticipated severe winter weather conditions. Please review the following pages for more information about Winter Weather Emergencies at Wright State and how you can prepare for the next severe winter storm.

Cancellations and Closures

Normally, snow or low temperatures are not reasons to close the university, but significant amounts of snow might warrant a delay in opening the Dayton and/or Lake campuses. Blizzard conditions or snow combined with severe wind chills may warrant closing the Dayton and/or Lake campuses. Severe winter weather conditions may result in classes being canceled, a campus closure, or a delayed opening of the Dayton and/or the Lake campuses. Learn more about cancellations and closures.

Alerts and Notifications

Wright State Alert!, Wright State's emergency notification system offers multiple channels for alerting you to cancellations and closures due to severe winter weather. You can also sign up to receive alert text and/or voice messages.

Personal Preparedness for Winter Weather

Getting to and from campus during severe winter conditions can be challenging. The safest choice is to avoid traveling until the threat has passed. If you don’t have that option, or if you simply choose to travel despite the winter weather, learn more about current winter storm conditions and related safety rules. Learn more about personal preparedness for winter weather.

Links to Current Weather Conditions