Winter Weather Information

Weather Status Update

Weather Closing Procedures

The decision to declare an emergency weather suspension of campus operations, including class cancellations, is a data-informed, consultative process involving several areas including Public Safety, Physical Plant, Environmental Health and Safety, representatives from the different university divisions, the provost and president.  Decisions concerning class cancellations are finalized by the provost, and emergency weather closures require presidential authorization.


Weather Notices

Changes in operational status will be posted on the NIU Home PageNIU Today, NIU’s official Facebook page and the university’s Twitter feed

Toll Free Weather Status Hotline

For the latest information regarding charges in operational status at NIU's campuses, call the Toll-Free Weather Status Hotline: 753-OPEN (6736) or (888) 464-8673.


Weather Forecasts


Road Conditions


TV and Radio Stations

View a list of television and radio stations that broadcast information on weather-related class cancellations at NIU.


Winter Weather Advisories, Watches & Warnings

Check for current National Weather Service Winter Weather Watches, Warnings or Advisories for your location: