Fireside Chat – April 1, 2019 – Go Green Weekend

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Joining President LaForge is Rebekah Arant, Delta State’s Campus Tour Coordinator in the Office of Admissions, to discuss the upcoming admissions event.

Go Green Weekend is one of our biggest spring events on campus and it involves students, faculty, staff, alumni and Delta State supporters gathering for a full schedule of entertainment, tailgating, and sporting events. The family-friendly event is a special way for the Delta State community to celebrate all things green and white.

The high-energy weekend also includes a Preview Day, which gives prospective students the opportunity to hear from campus leaders, meet faculty and staff, learn about campus services, interact with current students and student organizations, enjoy campus tours, and be a first-hand fan at Delta State athletic events.

Here are some numbers on Go Green Weekend.
•More than 3,000 fans attended the baseball and softball games during last year’s Go Green Weekend.
•213 people attended last year’s Spring Preview Day during Go Green Weekend.
•Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear from faculty and staff from various areas on campus, including academic units, housing, financial aid, and student life, as part of a panel presentation on Friday, April 12.

In other news on campus, current students have the opportunity this week to pre-register for classes for the Fall semester. For students who plan to graduate in May, the deadline to apply for graduation is this Friday. On Thursday, Country Music star Trace Adkins will perform at the BPAC at 7:30 p.m.
In athletics news, baseball will host Henderson State University on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Men’s and women’s tennis will host Auburn University-Montgomery at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

To keep up with all of our news, events and activities, please visit our website at

Campus closure due to weather

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The National Weather Service has placed Cleveland under a Winter Weather Warning beginning at 6 p.m. today and ending at noon tomorrow.

Due to this weather threat, and in the interest of safety and an abundance of caution, Delta State University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16. All classes, including night classes, are cancelled for Tuesday, and the university will be closed for business operations. However students who live on campus and nearby are encouraged to return to Cleveland by 6 p.m. today as hazardous travel conditions could extend well into tomorrow night. Everyone is encouraged to use caution if traveling after the storm begins tonight. The Dining Hall will be open for its normal operating hours.

Please report any problems to the Campus Police Department by calling 662-846-4155. For students living in the residence halls, the Hall Directors will issue information/updates from time to time. Please contact your Hall Director with any questions or problems.

Decisions regarding scheduled athletic events will be posted on the Delta State Athletics website ( and social media outlets.

For the status of other scheduled university events, contact the event sponsor.

Updates and notifications of campus status will be available at, the university’s Facebook page (, Twitter account (@deltastate), and through the Okra Alert Emergency System. Or, you can call for an update at 662-846-4155.

Anyone who has not yet registered his or her cell phone number for emergency text alerts is encouraged to do so now by completing the following steps:
1. Login to your “My DSU” account:
2. Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.
3. Add your cell phone number (with area code).

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