The MU campus is operating under NORMAL conditions.

News and updates

Feb. 16, 2015. 6:30 p.m.

The University of Missouri will be open tomorrow for business as usual, Tuesday, Feb. 17, and classes will be in session.

Feb. 16, 2015. 8:00 a.m.

The MU Student Center, Student Recreation Complex and Residential Hall dining facilities will remain open.

Ellis Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with limited services; branch libraries will be closed.

Feb. 16, 2015. 5:00 a.m.

MU Closes Campus for Monday, Feb. 16, Classes Canceled

Due to the winter weather, University of Missouri officials have announced full closure of the MU campus for Monday, Feb. 16, with all classes canceled. Only employees that are situationally critical should report for work.

“With the current road conditions, we are concerned about the safety of our faculty, staff and students,” said Gary Ward, vice chancellor for campus operations. “We’re very appreciative of our crews who have worked throughout the night. Having a full campus closure will allow us to properly prepare the campus for Tuesday.”

All MU Health Care hospitals and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital will remain open 24/7. Please visit the MU Health Care website for more information.

Employees who are unsure of their status as to whether or not they are situationally critical should contact their supervisor. More information on MU’s campus closure policies can be found at the below links:


Jan. 12, 2015

Power to the MU campus was lost at 2:23 p.m. Monday afternoon due to an electrical short circuit on the campus distribution system. The campus interconnection with the national electrical grid tripped open as a result of the short circuit resulting in a brief full-campus outage. University Hospital’s emergency generators operated to serve critical equipment. The power was restored to all campus buildings by about 3 p.m.

The reason for the short circuit is being investigated.

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Update your contact info for emergency mass notification system

In the event of a campus emergency that could affect the health and safety of students and employees, the university will immediately activate an emergency mass notification system. So that you can be warned of any pending danger, please update your cell phone and/or text messaging contact information.


  1. Go to myZou.
  2. Log in with your PawPrint and password.
  3. Click Emergency Mass Notification in the left-hand menu.
  4. Add your contact information (phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses).
  5. Click Done Updating.

Faculty and staff:

  1. Go to myHR.
  2. Log in with your UserID and password.
  3. Click Self Service.
  4. Click Personal Information.
  5. Click UM Emergency Information.
  6. Enter your cell phone, text messaging number, alternate e-mail address, and/or pager numbers. (Users may opt out of providing personal contact information).
  7. Click Opt-In or Opt-Out.

If you need to make changes to other personal information such as name or title, contact your departmental human resources liaison. If you experience any problems while using this application, please contact Tech Support in one of the following ways:

When the University initiates an emergency message, we will automatically call your cell phone with a voice message, send a text message to your cell phone, and send an e-mail message to your University e-mail account (in that order). If you respond affirmatively that you have received the message, the call sequence will cease.

Enrollment in this program is free. Your cell phone carrier may charge you for a text message if you do not have a plan that covers it; consult your carrier to confirm. The university will not use this contact information except in an emergency that has the potential to affect your health and safety.