Campus in the fall

Emergencies & Closings

Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. EST to run until Sunday, December 15 at 7 a.m. EST by National Weather Service Buffalo

Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph producing some limited blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie counties. The greatest accumulations will be along the Chautauqua Ridge, Boston Hills, and higher terrain of Wyoming County.

Travel could be very difficult. Roads will be snow covered and slippery, and visibility will be reduced.

Periods of snow will result in snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving.

Sign up for NY-Alert

NY-Alert is a secure, web-based emergency text, email and voice message alert system maintained by Fredonia's Department of Marketing & Communications, and by University Police.  NY-Alert is the primary tool within the mass communication system used on campus during an emergency, and the only alert system which will send messages directly to students, faculty and staff without being having to be logged into email. Learn more about NY-Alert messages

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Department of Marketing and Communications to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY-Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate. Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit

Tips to stay safe as you drive home

Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and are prepared to drive home in the winter weather.