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Mississippi State University (all campuses) will cancel all in-person classes or activities on Monday, February 15

Contact: Sid Salter

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University (all campuses) will cancel all in-person classes or activities on Monday, February 15. A determination about Tuesday’s [Feb. 16] status will be made on Monday as the university continues to monitor changing weather developments.

Classes should be conducted remotely where possible. Faculty with in-person classes should notify students as to whether their class will be online. If power outages occur, MSU understands the need to accommodate faculty or students who encounter difficulties.

The decision was made out of necessary caution over predicted severe winter weather conditions in Central and North Mississippi that are expected to make driving conditions extremely dangerous.

University buildings will be closed including the Mitchell Memorial Library and the Child Development Center. Mitchell Memorial Library will also be closed Sunday, Feb. 14. Food service will be available at the Marketplace at Perry beginning at 10 a.m. POD Markets will be open in Dogwood and Hathorn Halls. Residence Halls remain accessible to residents.

The COVID-19 Hotline will be staffed and can be reached at 662-325-2055.

Any employee who needs to report to work, including essential employees, will be notified in advance by their supervisor. Some employees (including all faculty who can teach remotely) will be required by their supervisors to telework. Those employees who are not notified by their supervisor to work will be granted administrative leave. 

Monitor the MSU website and social media for updates. Monitor local news outlets for changing conditions and advisories.

Media inquiries should be directed to Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer, at 601-507-8004 or Monitor and for updates.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 8:09 pm