Office of University Marketing and Communications
Inclement Weather and School Closing Information
Parkville, Downtown Kansas City and Independence Campuses
When a decision to cancel classes is determined by Park University senior administrative staff, it will be announced as early as possible using the following guidelines:
• Day Classes -- Announced by 6 a.m.
• Evening Classes -- Announced by 4 p.m.
Kansas City area students, faculty and staff will receive notifications as follows:
Kansas City-Area Media Outlets
- The Kansas City Star - www.kansascity.com
- Cell phone text alerts. Register your cell phone number to receive official Park University text alerts via ParkAlert at www.park.edu/park-alert/
- E-mail alerts
- Park University’s website home page (www.park.edu)
- Facebook (www.facebook.com/parkuniversity) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/parkuniversity)
Although you may have a favorite TV or radio station, the above list of media outlets and notification systems are the most reliable source of information on school closings. Check with your cable provider for specific TV channel listings.
IMPORTANT: Please pay careful attention to announcements to ensure that classes are cancelled at your specific campus -- Parkville, Downtown Kansas City or Independence. One campus center might be closed while others remain open. Park’s Wentworth Campus Center in Lexington, Mo., and Whiteman Air Force Base Campus Center in Knob Noster, Mo., might also be listed.
In addition, administrative offices may remain open even if classes are cancelled. Please listen and read announcement closings carefully to determine if employees should report to work. Contact your direct supervisor if you have questions.
To view Park University’s Inclement Weather Policy, please visit www.park.edu/terms-and-regulations/inclement-weather.html.