actual or expected weather conditions may cause poor weather conditions, but will not pose a threat serious enough to warrant a weather warning.

Weather WATCH

alert that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather. Watch the skies and listen for updated watches and possible weather warnings.


means that severe weather is occurring or is highly probable. Tune in to the radio for instructions and additional weather information.

Weather Delays and Cancellations

Making the decision to delay classes, dismiss classes early or cancel school altogether is a difficult decision that involves behind-the-scenes work of the Campus Emergency Management Team. The EMT will determine if the roads are safe enough to travel for those who commute to school and work and then make an ultimate decision.

VCSU Weather Decision and Notification Procedure

VCSU will contact news media in the area as soon as the school closing or delay decision is made. An email message will then be sent out to students and employees informing them of the delay/closure.

Weather/Road Conditions

Tornado Safety

In the event of a Tornado Warning, the city will sound a siren alerting all residents. If you hear the siren, please move to the lowest level of the building you are in (each academic building has a basement- if you are in the dorms, move to a first floor hallway, away from all doors and windows). Stay in this area until the "all clear" has been given by the city or campus officials.

For more Weather Safety Information see the General Safety Manual

Office Information

VCSU Safety Office
Facilities Services
Valley City State University
101 College St SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Office: 701.845.7710
Toll Free: 800.532.8641 ext. 37710
Fax: 701.845.7707


Safety Coordinator | Risk Management Contact
Jessica Frerich