WMU closed Monday, Jan. 6, due to severe weather

Contact: Cara Barnes

WMU is closed Monday, Jan. 6.

KALAMAZOO—Except for essential and emergency services, Western Michigan University is closed Monday, Jan. 6, due to severe weather. All classes are canceled.

The closure includes the University's Kalamazoo and Battle Creek campuses. For information on the status of regional locations, visit the Extended University Programs Web page.

This article will be updated with event cancellations and special hours as information becomes available.



  • The One Stop Convenience Center, scheduled to be open Jan. 6, will instead be closed. The center will remain open through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, one day later than originally planned. See a full list of One Stop hours here.

Campus services

  • Bernhard Center—building is open regular hours, 8 a.m. to midnight, Jan. 6. All offices are closed, but Subway and Santorini Island Grill are open with limited hours during the day.
  • Dining services—All residence hall dining rooms and late-night carryouts are open when the University closes due to weather. Regular hours and menus are followed. Campus Cafes such as Flossie's, the Plaza Cafe and the Bernhard Cafe are closed. The B3 Coffee Lounge in Bistro3 is also closed.
  • Computer labsUniversity Computing Center Lab closed at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, and will remain closed Jan. 6. The Bernhard Center Computer Lab and the Help Desk are also closed Jan. 6.
  • Sindecuse Health Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
  • Student Recreation Center is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 6. There will be no pool hours. Updates will be posted at wmich.edu/rec.
  • Waldo Library is closed Jan. 6. All branch libraries are also closed.

Weather-related University closings since 1999

  • 1999, Jan. 4-5—Heavy snowfall delayed the start of spring semester.
  • 2000, Nov. 21-22—Thanksgiving recess began Tuesday because of snow.
  • 2006, Dec. 1—An ice storm downed trees and caused power outages.
  • 2007, Feb. 5—Extreme cold and snow closed many Michigan colleges.
  • 2008, Feb. 1—WMU closed due to snow.
  • 2009, Dec. 10—Blizzard conditions closed WMU.
  • 2013, Jan. 31—Snow and icy conditions closed WMU.
  • 2014, Jan. 6—Significant snowfall and expected severely cold temperatures prompted many Michigan colleges to announce closures early.