Emergency Weather Conditions

Emergency Weather Conditions

Emergency weather conditions include weather that actively affects the safety of the campus community or university operations. Examples include: flooding on campus; snow or icy roads; lightning storms on campus; natural disasters (earthquake, tornado, etc.).

Emergency Weather Decision Process and Communication Procedures

  • Vice President for Finance & Administration (or designee) consults with Director of Facilities prior to 6 a.m., including weekends as needed, to determine the operating schedules for the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses, as well as all health clinics (Dental, Ear, Eye, Physical Therapy, Psychology/Comprehensive Health, Diabetes) and other locations (Portland MFA in Writing office). 
  • The following locations follow their local K-12 public school district's operation schedule: (Eugene Campus, Woodburn Campus, Early Learning Community [Forest Grove] ).
  • If at least one location is closed or delayed in opening, the university will issue a Boxer Alert notification in the form of a mobile phone text message and an email message that will include all affected locations. The alert will also appear on all webpages of the university website. Additionally, a news release containing more detailed information for all locations (both affected and unaffected locations) will be posted to the university website.
  • If there is a discussion about changes in the hours of operation due to inclement weather, and the decision is made to open for normal business hours, a message indicating such will be posted to the university website.
  • Boxer Alert notifications are sent to all university community members who have not opted out of the service, even if the notification is location-specific. 
  • News Media: Only messages of closures or delays will be communicated to news media. Following are television and radio media that announce weather-related closures and delays:

Portland Area Broadcast News Media

TV Stations: KATU 2 (ABC), KGW 8 (NBC), KOIN 6 (CBS), KPTV 12 (FOX)

Radio Stations: KEX AM 1190, KPAM AM 860, OPB FM 91.5, KXL FM 101.1

Eugene Area Broadcast News Media

TV Stations: KEZI 9 (ABC), KMTR 16 (NBC), KVAL 13 (CBS)

Radio Stations: KLCC FM 89.7, KPNW AM 1120, KUGN AM 590

Related Web Resources

Oregon Department of Transportation

The Weather Channel

or call 800-977-6368 (toll-free within Oregon)