WMU closed Monday, Feb. 2, due to severe weather

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of snowy day on campus.

WMU is closed Monday, Feb. 2.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University will be closed Monday, Feb. 2, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled.

The closure includes the University's Kalamazoo and Battle Creek campuses. For information on the status of regional locations, visit the Extended University Programs Web page.

This article will be updated with event cancellations and special hours as information becomes available.

Campus services

  • Bernhard Center—building is open regular hours, 8 a.m. to midnight, Feb 2. All offices are closed. Biggby Coffee is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dining services—All residence hall dining rooms, late-night carryout at Valley II Dining and late-night Marketplace Grill at Hoekje/Bigelow Dining are open when the University closes due to weather. Regular hours and menus are followed. Campus Cafes such as Flossie's, Plaza Cafe and Bernhard Café & Market are closed.
  • The Miller Auditorium ticket office will be closed Feb. 2. Tickets will be available for purchase online.
  • Sindecuse Health Center is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2.
  • Student Recreation Center is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Updated information about fitness classes will be posted at wmich.edu/rec.
  • University Computing Center and the Bernhard Center computer lab will close at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
  • Waldo Library and all branch libraries are closed Feb. 2.  Branch libraries include the Education Library, Music and Dance Library, and the Archives and Regional History Collections in the Zhang Legacy Collections Center.

Weather-related University closings since 1999

  • 1999, Jan. 4-5—Heavy snowfall delayed the start of spring semester.
  • 2000, Nov. 21-22—Thanksgiving recess began Tuesday because of snow.
  • 2006, Dec. 1—An ice storm downed trees and caused power outages.
  • 2007, Feb. 5—Extreme cold and snow closed many Michigan colleges.
  • 2008, Feb. 1—WMU closed due to snow.
  • 2009, Dec. 10—Blizzard conditions closed WMU.
  • 2013, Jan. 31—Snow and icy conditions closed WMU.
  • 2014, Jan. 6-7—Significant snowfall and expected severely cold temperatures prompted many Michigan colleges to close. The closure delayed the start of spring semester.
  • 2014, Jan. 27—Snow and cold temperatures closed WMU.
  • 2014, Nov. 18—Heavy snowfall closed WMU.