Inclement Weather and Emergency Notifications

Although rare, weather conditions in our region do once-in-a-while effect our campus. We’ve established inclement weather protocols to determine if and when campus must close or have a delayed opening. In addition, we have set-up an emergency notification system for our students, faculty and staff that alerts members of campus emergencies or immediate threatening situations.

  Inclement Weather

In inclement weather, the university may cancel classes. Campus closures or delays in opening will be announced through:

  • The home page at marylhurst.edu will direct you to our Emergency Message Center
  • University social media channels – Facebook and Twitter
  • Radio and television broadcasts/websites
  • The weather line (call 503.636.8140)

If the information on the university website and the weather line has not been updated, the university is open and classes are being held. Generally, when classes are cancelled, the website and the weather line will be updated:

  • By 6 am for day classes
  • By 4 pm for evening classes

Surprise storms may result in later announcements. Check before you leave your home or workplace. As always, use your best judgment. Do not attempt to travel when your personal safety is at risk.

Campus offices

When classes are cancelled, staff are asked to report to work when they may do so safely. If you need services of a university office, call first to ensure staff is available to help you.

  Emergency Notifications

The personal safety of students, faculty and staff is the top priority of Marylhurst University. In addition to providing you with a secure work and study environment on campus, we want to take every precaution to ensure your safety in the event of a campus emergency.

Emergency Communication System

We’ve established an emergency communications system to give you timely notification of an unforeseen event that closes the campus and threatens safety. We have contracted with a company called ConnectEd® to immediately deliver emails and phone calls to students, staff and faculty in the event of a campus emergency.

The ConnectEd® system will be used only to contact you in case of an emergency on our campus.

To make this service effective, we must maintain up-to-date contact information. Please regularly check and update your contact information in your My Marylhurst profile. If you have questions about updating your information, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

We will test this system quarterly. You will receive a test message via both phone and email. The message will make clear the system is being tested, and that an actual emergency is not occurring. As a precaution, we will contact all students currently taking classes, all faculty teaching in the current term, and all staff.

If you have questions about the ConnectEd® system, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 503.699.6256.