Due to the increased winter weather threat and in the interest of public safety, Alcorn State University’s three campuses (Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg) will be CLOSED for the entire day today, Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Lorman Campus Dining Hall will be open for its normal operating hours.

Hazardous conditions could extend well into tomorrow evening, Wed. Jan. 17.  Temperatures, with the wind chill effect, are expected to drop into the teens and remain below freezing. The Alcorn community is advised to monitor weather conditions closely and to exercise an abundance of caution as the weather changes. When weather conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff and visitors who drive to campus, Alcorn will delay its opening time, close early or close for the day. The university will issue updates to this notice as conditions warrant.

For additional information, please contact Campus Police at 601.877.3000. Students living on campus are asked to contact their Residence Hall Directors with any problems or questions.

For the most reliable updates, closing and reopening information, members of the University community and visitors should rely on the following sources for information:

Alcorn State University Homepage –

Alcorn’s Radio Station WPRL 91.7 FM –

Twitter: @AlcornStateU

Facebook: Alcorn State University 

Alcorn Campus Cable Channel: TV 13

Local media outlets, including television, radio and newspapers

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