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Campus Closing Today at Noon Due to Weather Concerns

By March 31, 2023

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has issued a Severe Weather Advisory for Bolivar County and surrounding areas that is in effect throughout the evening until midnight.

According to the NWS statement, severe thunderstorms are likely late this afternoon into early Saturday morning, especially across far northern portions of the area. Damaging winds up to 70 mph, large hail, and tornadoes are expected. Some strong or long-tracked tornadoes will be possible, especially in areas of North Mississippi on a Clarksdale/Oxford/Ripley line heading northeast.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Delta State University campus will close at noon for faculty, staff and students on Friday, March 31, 2023. Employees are requested to contact their supervisor for work arrangements.

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 “+ Add New” button in the “Phone Number” section.
3. Use the drop down menu to select “Cell/Emergency Text Messaging”
3. Add your cell phone number (with area code).