Emergency Closure Information

If it becomes necessary for  HMSC to close because of extremely inclement weather, tsunami evacuation or other hazardous conditions, employees should seek out information regarding a potential closure of the HMSC campus. Information regarding closures can be found in several ways:

1.  When a decision is made to close the HMSC, a  message reporting the closure will be placed on:

  • the HMSC's central switchboard number, 541-867-0100
  • The front page of the HMSC website - hmsc.oregonstate.edu

 2. An email will be sent to the HMSC Community list 

3.  The HMSC will ask that closure announcements be made on the following radio stations:


Yaquina Bay Communications

(KBCH 1400AM; KCRF 96.7FM; KYTE 102.7FM; KNPT 1310AM)

Boss Radio (KPPT 100.7FM);  KCUP (1230AM); and  KSHL (97.5FM)

OPB Radio: KLCC / KLCO-Newport (90.5 FM) and KOAC-Corvallis (550AM)

4.  If no information is posted, employees are to assume that the HMSC is open. Conditions, however, can be variable locally. If you deem your own commute to be hazardous, use your judgement as to whether you should travel.  Employees should discuss options with their supervisors in advance of inclement weather.

Detailed closure policy is here.