W Alert

  • Tornado Warning Lifted 2/2 8:45pm
    The tornado warning has been lifted for the area including The W. Tornado Watch remains in effect until 3:00 a.m. Remain cautious. Monitor local media for weather updates.
  • Tornado Warning 2/2 8:00
    A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for the area including The W. Seek shelter immediately.
  • Tornado Watch Extended 2/2 7:15pm
    The National Weather Service has extended a Tornado Watch for the area including The W until 3:00 a.m. Students, Faculty, and Staff should continue to remain cautious and monitor local media for updates.
  • University Closing 2/2 2:05 pm
    Due to severe weather threatening the area, The W will close early on Tuesday Feb. 2. Classes scheduled for 3:30 pm or later are canceled. University offices, including the Rec Center, will be closed at 4:00 pm. The region remains under a Tornado Watch until 7pm
  • Tornado Watch Issued 2/2 12:30pm
    The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH until 7:00 p.m. for area including The W. A watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur. Continue to monitor local media for weather updates. Review emergency plans and stay alert.

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Important Numbers

24-Hour Response

Emergency - 911
Chief of Police - 662-241-7777
MUW Police - 662-241-7777
Columbus Police - 662-244-3523
Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle - 662-244-1000
After Hours - 662-241-7777

8am-5pm Response

Student Health Center - 662-329-7289
VP Student Affairs - 662-329-7129
University Relations - 662-329-7119
Housing & Residence Life - 662-329-7127
Facilities Management - 662-329-7396
Director of Human Resources - 662-329-7222