Severe Weather Awareness

When Vincennes University delays or cancels classes and/or office hours due to dangerous weather and road conditions, announcements will be distributed using a variety of methods. By referring to this guide, you will be assured of receiving this safety information in the most timely and accurate way. Every effort is made to release schedule adjustments with as much lead time as possible.

Among the notification methods are optional E-Alerts. You can choose to receive these alerts in the form of text messages, MyVU emails, and/or voice messages. To sign up for E-Alerts, access your MyVU account and then look to the upper-left side of the page to find directions. Current subscribers should log in to verify that their information is up to date. Please note that individual cell phone carriers differ and this may affect how quickly E-Alerts are received.

For Vincennes, Jasper, and Gibson Campuses:
VU sends its delay and cancellation notices to both television and radio stations in a wide area - including Terre Haute and Evansville. You may refer to local stations near our campuses and sites, such as University-affiliated media, since they will have more complete information.

Please listen to all announcements carefully. VU may announce closings for the University as a whole or for specific campuses, centers, or sites.

We appreciate the cooperation of area radio and television stations and their respective web sites in posting VU announcements. As a reminder, University-affiliated stations and information systems include:

  • Campus Info Lines:
    Vincennes Campus - 812-888-7979

    Jasper Campus - 812-482-3030
    Gibson County Center - 812-888-2888
  • MyVU Campus Announcements,
  • Official VU Facebook page,
  • Official VU Twitter account, @VU1801
  • Sign-up for E-text alerts by going to MyVU,
  • VU Web page,
  • WFML 96.7 FM
  • WVUB 91.1 FM

For Indianapolis Campuses:
Information will be released by the respective sites to the appropriate outlets.

For Other Sites:
Classes at other sites follow the closing decisions of those sites.

Additional Weather-Related Information:
When weather prevents students from being able to travel home, the Vincennes Campus will make housing accommodations available. Male and female students should report to the front desk at Godare Hall for temporary lodging. Commuting students should be prepared for a possible overnight stay by packing a small overnight bag with a blanket and pillow, change of clothes, toiletries, etc.