Contact: Sid Salter
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University (all campuses) is urging students, faculty and staff to remain weather aware throughout Tuesday [March 22]. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are predicting the potential for tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, heavy rain and flash flooding.
MSU’s Starkville campus will transition to remote learning and telework beginning at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon and evening classes will continue online. The National Weather Service forecasting indicates a danger of high straight-line winds and excessive rainfall that may cause flash flooding.
All previously scheduled afternoon events at the university will be postponed and rescheduled.
MSU Dining Services will continue operating in the following locations only: Moe’s, Subway, Perry Cafeteria, and the P.O.D.s in Dogwood and Hathorn halls. All other dining locations will close at 1 p.m. The Sanderson Center and MSU Libraries will close at 12:30 p.m., and the Longest Student Health Center will close at 1 p.m. SMART routes will continue transportation until 1:30 p.m.
All students, faculty and staff should monitor weather conditions and exercise caution and good judgment when traveling. Motorists should not drive through unknown patches of standing water and should approach any standing water with caution. For more preparedness information, visit www.emergency.msstate.edu.
MSU encourages all students, faculty and staff to monitor the media for changing weather information, as well as www.msstate.edu and www.meridian.msstate.edu and official university social media for updates.
The university expects to return to normal operations on Wednesday morning [March 23].
Media inquiries should be directed to Sid Salter, MSU Chief Communications Officer, at 601-507-8004 or email@example.com.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.