bad weather

Emergency Weather Closings

Policies & Procedures for Severe Weather


A Tornado Watch means tornadoes are expected to develop based on weather conditions. A Tornado Warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or there are radar indications of tornado formation. Campus offices have an Emergency Government severe weather monitor. An alarm will generally sound when a Tornado Warning is in effect.

Proceed to the following shelter areas:
    •    Adams Campus: central corridor
    •    Marshfield Campus: shelter area locations are posted in all classrooms and offices
    •    Stevens Point Campus: shelter are locations are posted in all classrooms and offices
    •    Wisconsin Rapids Campus: shelter area locations are posted in all classrooms and offices

Stay inside. Do not go out to watch. Stay in shelter area until the all-clear signal is given.


Except in cases of the most severe weather conditions, Mid-State does not close its facilities. We will provide notice to local media, place a message on the Mid-State homepage, send the information to students and employees via the Rave Alert messaging system, and post a message to our Facebook and Twitter pages whenever word is received that the college is closed or closing. You can also listen to area radio stations for college closing information. Cancellation of day classes will air by 6:00 a.m. Students are asked to use the following radio stations as the primary source of information:

    •    WLJY 96.7 FM
    •    WYTE 106.5 FM
    •    WGLX 103.3 FM
    •    WBCV 107.9 FM
    •    WDKM 106.1 FM
    •    WFHR 1320 AM
    •    WRCW 105.5 FM
    •    WIFC 95.5 FM
    •    WDEZ 101.9 FM
    •    WHDG 97.3 FM
    •    WDLB 1450 AM
    •    WAXX 104.5 FM
    •    WIZD 99.9 FM
    •    WAYY 790 AM
    •    WYNW 92.9 FM
    •    WHBY 1150 AM
    •    WPCN 92.1 FM, 1010 AM
    •    WSPT 97.9 FM
    •    WCWB 104.9 FM
    •    WSAU 550 AM, 99.9 GM

Closures are also announced on television channels 7 (CBS) and 9 (ABC).