Winter Weather Information

NIU campus locations and offices are open for normally scheduled activities, and classes are being held.

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 a change in the university's operational status.

University Operations During Severe Weather Conditions

Weather conditions can develop, especially in winter months, that require the university to consider the status of operations. Factors considered include the impact of the weather forecast and maintenance of necessary services for our on-campus student population.

The decision to declare an emergency weather suspension of campus operations (including classes moving to a virtual format) is a consultative process involving several administrative areas responsible for the safety and operations of the university. The provost finalizes decisions about class modality adjustments and presidential authorization is required for an emergency weather closure of the university. Read more

Weather Notices

Changes in operational status will be posted on this page, NIU's official Facebook page, Instagram account and X feed.

You can also view details about the operating hours of campus units or services during times when classes are canceled but campus remains open, or when classes are canceled and campus is closed.


Winter Weather Advisories, Watches and Warnings

Check for current National Weather Service Winter Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for your location:

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