Winter Weather Information
Weather Status Update
During winter months, all students, faculty and staff are urged to use caution and personal judgment in their travels to and from campus and to dress appropriately for protection from cold temperatures and wind chills.
This page will be updated as necessary to provide the latest information in the event of Winter Weather Warning or a change in the university's operational status.
Weather Closing Procedures
The decision to declare an emergency weather suspension of campus operations, including class cancellations, is a data-informed, consultative process involving several areas including Public Safety, Physical Plant, Environmental Health and Safety, representatives from the different university divisions, the provost and president. Decisions concerning class cancellations are finalized by the provost, and emergency weather closures require presidential authorization.
- 2016 Severe Weather and University Closure Procedures Memo (PDF)
- NIU Severe Weather Model for School Closures (PDF)
- NIU Environmental Health and Safety Severe Winter Weather Closure Procedures (PDF)
- OFF-CAMPUS Weather Closing Procedure (PDF)
Toll Free Weather Status Hotline
For the latest information regarding charges in operational status at NIU's campuses, call the Toll-Free Weather Status Hotline: 753-OPEN (6736) or (888) 464-8673.
TV and Radio Stations
View a list of television and radio stations that broadcast information on weather-related class cancellations at NIU.
Winter Weather Advisories, Watches & Warnings
Check for current National Weather Service Winter Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for your location: