Update - 11.9.2022 - 3:53 p.m.

All classes scheduled for Wednesday evening, Nov. 9 are cancelled.  Faculty members and students should stay home and limit travel due to deteriorating road conditions.

Original Message -

Due to the predictions of a major winter storm expected to bring high winds and substantial snow accumulations of 6-12 inches Wednesday night and another possible 3-6 inches on Thursday, resulting in blizzard conditions in southwestern North Dakota this week, Dickinson State University has taken the following precautions:

  • All classes will be conducted virtually on Thursday, Nov. 10.  [Note: Under the North Dakota University System calendar, no classes are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, due to Veteran’s day].
  • Residence halls and food service will remain open.
  • Students who are planning to travel home or elsewhere over the long weekend, are recommended to leave after their last class on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as weather and road conditions are expected to worsen significantly as the night/week progresses.
  • Dickinson State employees are authorized to work remotely on Thursday, Nov. 10, unless the employee’s supervisor determines that the employee must be on campus to provide essential services. If supervisors have any questions, please contact Krissy Kilwein in Human Resources at 701.502.4304. For general campus questions, please contact Interim Vice President/Provost John Miller at 701.502.2049.
  • If snow amounts match or approximate predictions, those who study or work at Dickinson State should anticipate that facilities staff will need time to remove snow from campus sidewalks, roads, and parking lots.