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K-State Today

December 8, 2016



'Tis the season: Preparing for winter weather

By Cindy Bontrager

As temperatures drop, it's a good time to prepare for winter weather by reviewing the university's inclement weather policy and signing up for K-State Alerts.

A declaration of inclement weather may be issued by the governor or the university president. Employees unable to work due to weather conditions when a declaration of inclement weather has not been issued should follow departmental policies for reporting their absence.

The university uses the K-State Alerts system to notify students and employees of university emergencies, including cancellations due to weather. K-State Alerts quickly sends notifications by text message, email and automated phone call. Employees and students also may check the university's home page, Twitter, Facebook or local media for closures information.

To receive emergency notifications, K-Staters must enroll in K-State Alerts through the eProfile system. Only current faculty, staff and students with an active K-State eID are eligible to sign up for text messages and phone alerts. Eligible K-Staters can add contact information for parents, children and spouses when they sign up.