Albany State University campuses will close today in preparation for severe weather

ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University East and West campuses and satellite campuses in Cairo and Cordele will close at 2 p.m. today, April 3, 2017, in preparation for severe weather conditions. All classes, meetings and events are cancelled until further notice.

The Albany State University Police Emergency Management team is working with the city of Albany EMS to monitor weather conditions and will keep the campus community updated.

Everyone is asked to adhere to the following precautions:

  • Avoid walking or parking around trees during the storm.
  • Stay inside if the winds are high. There will more than likely be debris in the winds that can cause serious bodily harm.
  • Review the campus shelter plans.
  • Any area or location that does not have windows can be a last minute shelter.
  • Make sure your electronic devices are fully powered.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to monitor local media for weather updates. Information of when the campuses will reopen will be shared with local media and by way of your university e-mail accounts, the university’s Connect 5 alert system,, and all official university social media accounts. Campuses are tentatively set to reopen April 4, 2017.


About Albany State University …
Albany State University, in Southwest Georgia, has been a catalyst for change in the region from its inception as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute to its designation as a university. Founded in 1903 to educate African-American youth, the university continues to fulfill its historic mission while also serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. A progressive institution, Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service. Through its collaborative efforts, the university responds to the needs of all of its constituents and offers educational programs and service to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia. For more information see Follow the university on Twitter at @AlbanyStateUniv and on Facebook at Albany State University Official Page.