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Emergency Closing Information


It is important to remember that universities only close for extreme conditions and circumstances. Walsh University usually remains open when area high schools and elementary schools close, as our population is comprised of adults, with a substantial portion residing on campus.

In the event of inclement weather and the university remains open, commuter students are requested to use their own judgment as to the safety of the highways in their specific area. Walsh faculty will work with students who have to miss a class for reasons related to unsafe driving conditions.

On the rare occasion when the University is forced to cancel all classes or close, every attempt is made to announce the decision by 6:00 a.m. for day classes and events and 3:30 p.m. for evening classes and events. Details are available from the University Closing Information Line: 330-490-7005.

If a student's contact information is up to date he/she should receive a text message indicating that classes are cancelled. Students also receive an e-mail on their Walsh account if classes are cancelled.

In addition, Walsh University contacts common radio and television outlets to broadcast their closing.