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Minnesota State College Southeast
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Student Handbook - Section G: Emergencies and Safety

College Closure and Class Cancellations

The following procedures are followed when it becomes necessary to close the college or cancel academic or non-academic activities, or delay the opening of the college due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions:

Closing the College: All operations are shut down/closed except those deemed essential to the protection of life and property. The result is the cancellation of classes and student, faculty and staff activities and meetings. All general offices are closed. This policy includes classes/activities offered by other entities using college facilities, such as the CareerForce center.

Delayed Opening: All operations are kept closed for a designated period of time except those deemed essential to the protection of life and property. 

Cancellation of Classes or Activities: Specific classes and/or activities are cancelled in lieu of officially closing the entire college. 

In accordance with Minnesota State Policy 4.4, the authority to close the college campus or cancel classes or other activities resides with the college President or President's designee. 

Notification of Delays or Closures

In the case of a delay or closure, the college sends out information to students and the public as early as possible through a number of channels. If severe winter weather is expected, keep an eye on your cell phone, college email, the college website, and college social media accounts.

  • Text and email alerts via Blackboard Connect, the emergency notification system. 
  • A red banner across the top of every page in the college website (
  • MSC Southeast social media accounts: 
  • Regional radio and TV stations in Red Wing, Winona, La Crosse, Rochester, and the Twin Cities 

Note that it is possible for one campus to be closed while the other remains open; for example, due to a power failure at one location that does not affect the other, or in case of a weather event that doesn't impact both locations. 

Class cancellations

Individual instructors may cancel their classes on a given day. Check the home page of the website under "Class Cancellations" to see if any courses are cancelled. 

View MSC Southeast official policy for Weather/Emergency Conditions .


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