Weather Delays and Closures

How to find out if OSU-Cascades is closed or delayed

  1. Emergency Status Page - The official time of closure will be posted on the OSU-Cascades Emergency Status page and updated as necessary.  Announcements of closures or curtailments will also be noted in an alert bar on the OSU-Cascades home page, with a headline linking viewers to the Emergency Status page.
  2. OSU Alert - Employees and students who have signed up for the OSU-Cascades alert system, called OSU Alert, will receive email, text and/or phone messages with details of the closure or curtailment. If you haven’t yet signed up, please do so now.
  3. Phone Recorded Greeting - OSU-Cascades’ main phone line (541-322-3100) will include a recorded greeting outlining the closure or curtailment details.
  4. Social Media - Information will be posted via OSU-Cascades main social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  5. FlashAlert - Information will be posted to FlashAlert Newswire for distribution to local news media. Search for "Oregon State University - Cascades" to see announcements.  
  6. Local News Media - OSU-Cascades will request that announcements of a closure or curtailment be made via FlashAlert on all Central Oregon news media outlets. The news outlets can include:

Television Stations:

Radio Stations - FM:
KBND-AM/FM (1110/100.1)
KLRR-FM (101.7)
KLTW-FM (95.7/93.7 translator in Prineville)
KMGX-FM (100.7)
KMTK-FM (99.7)
KNLR-FM (97.5)
KNLX-FM (104.9)
KPOV-FM (88.9)
KQAK-FM (105.7)
KRXF-FM (92.9)
KSJJ-FM (102.9)
KTWS-FM (98.3)
KXIX-FM (94.1)
KWLZ-FM (96.5)
KWPK-FM (104.1)
KWXS-FM (107.7)

Radio Stations – AM:
KBND-AM/FM (1110/100.1)
KBNW-AM (1340/104.5 translator in Bend)
KRCO-AM (690/96.9 translator in Prineville KICE-AM (940)

7. Supervisors - In some cases, supervisors will contact employees at home to inform them of closure or curtailment information.  

For morning operations, OSU-Cascades will make every effort to announce a closure or curtailment decision before the start of the work day.  Announcements will be distributed and posted by 6:30 a.m. Unless otherwise informed, employees and students are to assume that OSU-Cascades is open and that they are to report to work and class. In the event of a closure or curtailment, employees deemed essential may be required to work.

Campus and street parking during snow

  • Campus Parking Lot — An area of the lot near the residence hall may close during snowstorms to allow facilities staff to plow and maintain safe conditions.  
  • Chandler Ave. Parking — When the City of Bend declares a snow emergency, parking is restricted on Chandler Avenue. City snow emergency declarations are independent of weather closure decisions made by OSU-Cascades. The university may remain in session during a City snow emergency.