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11.29.22 Severe Weather Alert/DSU Campus to Close Today at Noon

By November 29, 2022





The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has issued a Severe Weather Warning for Bolivar County and surrounding areas that is in effect this afternoon through the evening.

According to the NWS statement, severe storms are expected with damaging winds up to 70 mph, large hail up to a golf ball size, and possible tornadoes. Localized flooding as well as downed trees and powerlines are likely. Travel may be hazardous, especially for high profile vehicles.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Delta State University campus will close at noon for faculty, staff and students on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Residence halls and the cafeteria will remain open and will follow normal hours of operation. Employees are requested to contact their supervisor for work arrangements, and students should log-on to Canvas for academic instructions for the day.

 University administration will continue to monitor this evolving weather event. 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 (662) 846-4155 for updates.

 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, please contact the event’s sponsor.

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. Log in to your “DSU Online Services” account:
  2. Choose the “Personal Information” section and the “Enroll in Okra Alert” option.
  3. Add your cell phone number (with area code).