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Severe Weather Information

The decision to cancel classes is made by university administrators.

Saint Mary's University uses an automated communication service to deliver information on school closures due to weather. Information will be delivered via four different ways of communication, including: voice messages delivered to home phones, work phones, and cell phones; e-mails to e-mail addresses; text messages to cell phones, PDAs and other text based devices; and TTY/TDD receiving devices for the hearing impaired.

Voice messages and e-mails are not optional and will be delivered to the contact information you provide. You may opt-out of the text messages to your cell phone at any time by replying "STOP stmarys" or "QUIT stmarys" to 23177.

To ensure Saint Mary's University has the most up-to-date contact information please verify and update your emergency contact information in WebTools. 

Twin Cities Campus and Oakdale Center

Weather alerts are posted to the Saint Mary's web site home page. Students attending classes on the Twin Cities campus may also dial the general number, (612) 728-5100, to hear the answering system broadcast message that is updated to communicate weather-related cancellation information after an official decision has been made. Class cancellations are also broadcast on WCCO-AM 830 or KSTP-AM 1500.

Rochester Center

Students attending the Rochester center may listen to KROC (FM106.9 and AM1340) for announcements or visit their web site. Weather related cancellations will also be posted on the Rochester Center Blackboard page and the center's voicemail system at (877) 768-4545 or (507) 285-1410.

Apple Valley Center

Students attending classes at the Apple Valley Center may call (612) 238-4551 or listen to WCCO-AM 830 or KSTP-AM.

Off-Campus Sites

An individual decision is made for each site. Site liaisons and faculty members will be notified of the decision to cancel at a particular site. Voicemail, e-mail and calling trees, if previously arranged, will be activated.