Alcorn State University will DELAY OPENING until 10:00 a.m., Wed., Jan. 17. 

Roads and travel conditions may be hazardous in certain areas including icing along bridges and overpasses as temperatures are expected to remain well into the teens and below freezing throughout the day. The Alcorn community is advised to monitor weather conditions closely and to exercise extreme caution when walking and moving about campus and in their travel plans. Faculty and staff who believe their immediate situation prohibits safe travel are encouraged to make contact with their immediate supervisor.

When weather conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff and visitors, 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 to report 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 –

Facebook: Alcorn State University 

Twitter: @AlcornStateU

Instagram: AlcornStateU

Alcorn Campus Cable Channel: TV 13

Local media outlets, including television, radio and newspapers

When Alcorn State University’s status changes you will be notified through the emergency alert notification system. If you are not signed up to receive emergency notifications, visit All essential staff will work to insure the safety and comfort of students, faculty and staff on campus.