SMU Weather Update

SMU is monitoring weather conditions in North Texas. Thursday evening classes will be held as scheduled on the main campus. Thursday evening classes at SMU-in-Plano have been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

SMU is monitoring weather conditions in North Texas. Any decision to close or delay opening Friday, Dec. 6, will be communicated by 6:30 a.m. Friday in the following ways:

  • An e-mail message will be sent to all students, faculty and staff. 
  • A recorded message will be available at 214-SMU-INFO (214-768-4636). Please do not call the SMU Police Department.
  • Closing announcements will be posted on the SMU homepage at, via SMU’s Twitter feed at and at
  • News media will be notified; however SMU sources will be the most reliable.

SMU’s goal is to maintain the normal operations and educational processes of the University while remaining sensitive to safety concerns. Therefore, if SMU remains open, faculty, students and staff should report to their classrooms or offices as usual. If someone lives in an area that is affected by bad weather and feels that travel to campus would be an unreasonable safety risk, that individual should contact his or her supervisor or department head to discuss options, and students should contact their professors. For staff members, an absence when SMU is officially open can be taken as vacation leave. Emergency service personnel are expected to report to work in any case to keep essential services and operations functioning.

If SMU closes:

Dining Services on the main SMU campus

Dining services will be available even when the University closes because of inclement weather. For information about hours of operation for SMU Dining Services, please see:  

Fondren Library on the main SMU campus

When the University closes for inclement weather, Fondren Library expects to be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please check for any schedule changes on the CUL homepage:

SMU-in-Plano and other locations away from the main SMU campus

Separate decisions regarding closings or cancellations will be made for the Plano and Taos campuses. Those campuses are not automatically affected when the main campus is closed, or they may be closed when the main campus is not, depending on local conditions. Consult for information.