Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Severe Weather Information

OSU-CHS Weather Information

OSU Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Physicians Clinics rarely close. In the event of inclement weather, our students, faculty and staff will be contacted by email about any needed schedule changes.

Additionally, closing information will be made available to local media (KOTV, KTUL, KJRH or Fox 23), and through the outgoing message on the main campus phone number, 918-582-1972. Clinic patients with scheduled appointments will be contacted by phone.

In the event the campus closes, information will be posted in the following places online:


Emergency Communication

In the event of a campus emergency, OSU Center for Health Sciences may use a variety of tools to communicate to the campus and the public.  Depending on the nature of the emergency, OSU Center for Health Sciences may use all or some of the following:

Cowboy Alert

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for Cowboy Alert to receive text and voice notification in the event of an emergency. The system helps alert subscribers about campus emergencies, such as weather-related closings, active shooters or immediate biohazard threats.

To opt in to the Cowboy Alert system, log in to the O-KEY system, click on Campus Alerts and Notifications in the left column and add your contact information. Please allow one business day for your request to be processed.

Other Communication Methods

  • Siren System – Sirens are tested at approximately noon every Wednesday, weather permitting. 
  • PA System – The Center for Health Sciences buildings have PA systems that can alert those in the building of an emergency situation and provide response details.
  • University Group Email – The University may send e-mails to the entire campus providing notification and directions during an emergency.
  • Social Media – OSU-CHS will use Facebook and Twitter to provide updates on campus closures or emergency situations.
  • Local Media – OSU-CHS Marketing and Communications Services works with local media – radio, television, newspapers -- to help announce and update campus closures or emergency situations.
  • Weather Radios – Various offices across campus have weather radios that provide the latest severe weather information.
  • Calling Trees – Many university departments and organizations have call trees in place to notify their employees and students of an emergency situation.

Current Weather Conditions

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