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Weather-Related Closings


In situations where inclement weather may affect the normal operation of Mineral Area College, or when circumstances beyond the college's control may affect working conditions and create a need to call off classes or close the campus for whatever reason, students should refer to one of the following radio stations or television stations for information. Cancellations will also be posted as a high priority news event on MAC's home page.

The college will notify the following stations and try to have information on the air by 5:30 a.m. whenever necessary, by 3:00 p.m. for evening courses, or as soon as possible at other times.

Television Stations
Channel 5-KSDK St. Louis
Channel 4-KMOV St. Louis
Channel 2-KTVI St. Louis
Channel 12-KFVS-Cape Girardeau
Radio Stations
KDBB/104.3 FM, KFMO/1240 AM
KTJJ/98.5 FM, KREI/800 AM
PWB/104.9 FM, KJFF/1400 AM
KBDZ/93.1 FM, KSGM/980 AM
KLSC/92.9 FM, KZIM/960 AM
KCGQ/99.3 FM, KMAL/1470 AM
KEZS/102.9 FM, KSIM/1400 AM
KGKS/93.9 FM, KGIR/1220 AM

Students may also sign up to receive cancellation related text messages directly to their cell phone. Click the link below to enroll. Be aware that text message charges may apply, depending on the cell phone plan.

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Broadcast Messages

Every attempt will be made to include as much information as possible about a class cancellation.  However, several radio and television stations use automated systems that restricts the amount of information that is transmitted. 

There are generally three types of messages broadcasted by local media depending upon the severity of the weather:

Broadcast Message #1: “Mineral Area College is CLOSED.  No day and night classes.”

In this situation, classes are cancelled and offices are closed. Faculty and Staff are not expected to report to work, except for pre-designated personnel.

Broadcast Message #2: “Day classes at Mineral Area College are CANCELLED. Offices are open.”

Day classes are cancelled. Teaching Faculty are not expected to report to work.

Non-teaching Faculty, Professional, and Classified Staff are expected to arrive as soon as they can. Arrival after 10:00 a.m. will necessitate use of a vacation day.

A separate decision will be made for evening classes by 3:00pm.

Broadcast message #3: “Mineral Area College will DELAY starting classes until 11:00am.”

All classes scheduled before 11:00 a.m. are cancelled. Teaching Faculty should arrive prepared for 11:00 a.m. class.

Non-teaching Faculty, Professional, and Classified Staff should report on or before 9:00 a.m. Arrival after 10:00 a.m. will necessitate use of a vacation day.

If you have any questions about weather-related closings, please contact the Dean of Arts & Sciences via e-mail or phone (573) 518-2139.