Inclement Weather

Snow stormShould you attempt to drive to the Northern Michigan University campus if the blizzard outside keeps you from being able to see your mailbox at the end of your driveway? 

If you attend or work at NMU, you know we sometimes have inclement weather. There are several ways to get an update on the university’s decisions about bad weather, including messages on the NMU home page ( and NMU Police Department home page (, as well as calling the B-R-R-R line (906-227-BRRR) and listening to area media outlets.  The media outlets are notified by 6 a.m. if day classes are cancelled and by 2 p.m. if night classes are cancelled.

The decision to cancel classes due to inclement weather is made cooperatively by the director of the Police Department and NMU’s provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.

Read the full policy.

Road condition information throughout the State of Michigan may be found on the Michigan State Police Road Conditions site.  To use the site, simply click the county you are driving through and a list of current road conditions will be displayed.