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DSU campus to close early today due to weather

By March 25, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued an alert through 9pm today for an enhanced risk of damaging winds up to 70mph, with tornados and quarter-size hail likely. Click here for updated weather information.

Due to these weather conditions, and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of the campus community, Delta State’s Emergency Response Team has made the decision to close campus at 3pm this afternoon, with university operations conducted remotely, where possible.

Monday night classes will meet virtually. Faculty should communicate with their students via Canvas. Students without remote Canvas access and/or loss of power will not be penalized for missing class, but should contact their instructor as soon as possible regarding the absence.

Employees are expected to work from home, as permissible, and to stay in regular communication with their supervisor.

University officials anticipate returning to normal university operations on Tuesday, March 26.

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.

If you have not registered your cell phone number for emergency Okra Alert texts, please register:

  1. Log in to your “DSU Online Services” account:
  2. Choose the “Personal Information” section and add your cell phone to the cell/emergency text messaging field.

Updates and notifications of campus status will be available at, the university’s Facebook page (, and through the Okra Alert Emergency System.