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 2:00pm 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