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Make sure you know how to find out if FSU will be closed or have a delayed opening on bad weather days.
The most reliable, up-to-date information regarding delayed openings and cancellations will be available at the MAIN UNIVERSITY NUMBER (301-687-4000, option 2) after 6 a.m. Notification of delays or closures will also be made through these outlets:
Everyone should sign up for Burg Alerts, which can be sent as text messages to your cell phones (standard texting rates apply) and as free e-mails. In addition to notifications of weather closings, Burg Alerts will be used to alert the campus in any kind of emergency. To sign up, click here https://www.frostburg.edu/computing/fsualert/ or visit the Technology page from the FSU front page. Look for “Text Alert System sign up” under “Quick Links.”
Follow the instructions, using your FSU user name and password to access the site. (Choose “Public Safety Alerts” for notification of emergencies and “School Closing” for notification of closings or delays.) Don’t forget to select the box that says, “It is ok for regroup to send text messages to my phone. Standard rates apply” if you want to receive text messages.
Unless FSU closure is announced on the outlets above, WE ARE OPEN. Likewise, the message under option 2 at the main University number will either announce the closure, or announce, “There are no delays or closures at this time.”
FOR FACULTY/STAFF: Personnel compensation for closures or delays will be based on the appropriate cancellation/delay message as presented on the FSU voice-mail system. A reminder: Essential personnel are required to report to work in the event of any cancellation or delay. These individuals have been notified of their “essential” status by their department heads. If you are unsure of your status, please check with your supervisor.
If, in your judgment, it is not safe for you to come to work while the University is still open, you must contact your supervisor and provide this information. In the event that liberal leave is announced for employees, it is expected that everyone will make an effort to report to work and class. Employees will be charged for the appropriate leave time. The announcement of liberal leave DOES NOT relieve essential employees of their need to report to work during inclement weather.
FOR STUDENTS: The announcement of liberal leave for employees DOES NOT cancel classes. If you have concerns about your ability to make it to class in bad weather, discuss them with your faculty members BEFORE the weather turns nasty.
FOR ALL: The final decision with regard to your personal safety resides with you. Stay warm and be safe.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL UNIVERSITY POLICE OR THE COMPUTER HELP DESK FOR WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS.
PLEASE DO CALL 301-687-4000, OPTION 2, or check the FSU Web site at www.frostburg.edu
LOCAL RADIO/TV STATIONS:
The following local radio/television stations will be notified in the event of a closing or delay:
WFWM (91.9 FM)
WFRB (105.1 FM/560 AM)
WCBC (1270 AM/107.1 FM)
WTBO/WKGO (1450 AM/106.1 FM)
WVMD (The Wolf, 100.1/99.9 FM)
WDYK - Magic (100.5 FM)
WQZK (94.1 FM) Keyser
WKLP - ESPN (1390 AM) Keyser
WCMD – ESPN (1230 AM)
WDZN- (Z100) 100.1/99.9 FM
WMSG (1050 AM) Oakland
WWHC (92.3 FM) Oakland
WWPN (101.1 FM) Westernport
WLIC/WAIJ (97.1 FM/90.3 FM) Grantsville
TV: WHAG-TV Hagerstown