Weather and Public-Safety Related Closures

Below is an incomplete list of occasions when Central Michigan University canceled operations due to weather, public health emergencies, or other causes.​ This list does not include cancelations of extra-curricular or athletics events, when the University was still operating. Please contact the Clarke if you know of any other campus cancelations.
​Cause of Closure 
Nov. 1 - Nov. 18, 1918
​Campus closed for eighteen days due to global influenza pandemic 
​Dec. 1968 -
Jan. 1969
Campus closed for three weeks due to influenza outbreak
​Apr. 3, 1975
Classes cancelled due to winter weather ​
​Jan. 26-27, 1978
Cancelled due to winter weather; The Great Blizzard of 1978​
​Mar. 4, 1985
Classes cancelled due to winter weather ​
Mar. 5, 1985​
Classes cancelled due to power outage from lightning strike ​
​Sept. 11-12, 15-17, 1986
Classes cancelled due to severe flooding which led to power outage​
Dec. 4, 1990​
Classes cancelled due to winter weather​
Sept. 11, 2001Classes were cancelled in response to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, VA and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
​Dec. 1, 2006
Classes cancelled due to winter weather
​Feb. 16, 2006
Classes cancelled due to winter weather​
​Spring 2008
Spring semester: Five campus-wide closures, four due to winter weather and one due to power outage 
Feb. 2, 2011​
Classes cancelled due to winter weather​
​Feb. 21, 2011
Delay due to poor road conditions ​
​Mar. 23, 2011
Classes cancelled due to winter weather​
​Feb. 2013
University closes one day due to winter weather​
Jan. 28, 2014​
Cancelled due to cold ​
​Feb. 21, 2014
University closes after 2:00 pm due to snow ​
​Jan. 12, 2017
Delay due to winter weather ​
June 23, 2017​
Closed due to flooding ​
​Jan. 28, 2019
University closes after 9:00am due to snow ​
​Jan. 30-31, 2019
Cancelled due to cold ​
​Feb. 7, 2019
Cancelled due to winter weather ​
Spring-Summer 2020​
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus classes transitioned to online learning on March 16. Some on-campus classes resumed on June 29 (Summer II). Fall semester classes resumed on campus August 17. Most CMU employees worked remotely from March 23 through June 15, when a phased return to working on campus began.​ A hybrid class model was implemented in fall 2020 and used during the 2020-21 academic year.
​Feb. 5, 2021
​Delay due to winter weather
Mar. 7 2022​Delay due to winter weather