Prepare for Winter Weather in Advance

As fall transitions to winter, there is always the possibility that snow, icy roads or heavy rain could result in university location closures, or delayed openings/early closures.

Boxer Alerts

The best and most effective way for university community members (students, faculty and staff) to receive information about university location closures, delayed openings or early closures, is through the Boxer Alerts notification system. Any changes to campus schedules will be communicated through Boxer Alerts as both an email and text message as soon as the decisions are made.

The university administration strives to make all decisions about whether or not to close specific locations (or delay their opening) as early as possible so that any necessary Boxer Alerts can be issued prior to 7 a.m. Keep in mind that the university's multiple locations and changing weather patterns may result in multiple Boxer Alert messages being issued throughout a single day, as necessary.

To make sure you receive Boxer Alerts, it is critical that you verify your current contact information (cell phone number, personal email address, university-issued email address) is correct. To ensure the system has your most current information, log in into your account now to check it and update it as necessary. 

In addition to Boxer Alerts, the new design of the website features an emergency alert system. In the case of an emergency or an inclement weather event, a bright yellow alert will appear on all pages of the university website. Additional details will be made available on the MyPacific landing pages as well.

Inclement weather closures and delays also are reported to local broadcast news media and updated on the main phone switchboard.


If your campus or other university location is open, please plan to be on site. If at any time you do not feel safe getting to your Pacific site because of weather conditions, and mass transit is not a reasonable choice, please discuss options with your professor (students) or supervisor (faculty/staff) before considering your next step.

Thank you very much for your attention and best wishes for a safe and enjoyable winter season ahead.

Nov. 16, 2017