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Winter Weather Communications Plan

snow alert 04 blue 300BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/5/13) - Here’s a reminder about WKU’s winter weather communications plan: If the WKU schedule is altered by inclement weather, WKU provides a number of ways you can find out if classes are delayed, canceled or if a campus is closed.

Schedule changes will be announced through emergency text message, campuswide emails, on the WKU website and social media, and through a recorded phone message. Students, faculty and staff should keep safety in mind when making travel decisions and the university will work with students who can’t come to campus for weather-related reasons.
•    Text messages: Students, faculty and staff who have signed up for WKU’s emergency text messages will receive a text message announcing changes. Students, faculty and staff can sign up for text messages through TopNet by clicking on personal information and checking View / Update Cell Phone Messaging Notification.
•    Online: Information will be posted on the WKU homepage, WKU News page, WKU Alert page, WKU Facebook page and WKU Twitter page.
•    Email: WKU students, faculty and staff also will receive email about any schedule changes.
•    Phone: If you can’t get to a computer, the WKU Information line (270-936-0000) will have the latest information recorded.
•    News media: In addition, WKU will notify WBKO-TV and WKYU-FM in Bowling Green and send information to other media as well.

Campus transportation services
You can also monitor NextBus for changes in campus transportation services. To access NextBus:
•    Call 270-392-3193 and enter the stop code. (The stop codes are listed on the signs at each bus stop.)
•    Visit http://www.wku.edu/nextbus
•    Download the NextBus or iWKU app on your smart phone.

Campus events
Winter weather could impact events and activities on campus. Check with event organizers for the latest information.

Contact: Media Relations, (270) 745-4295.

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