OSU-Tulsa rarely closes. OSU-Tulsa officials monitor weather conditions and take action accordingly when severe weather is indicated. For information regarding OSU-Tulsa's policies for reporting campus closings due to severe weather, visit OSU-Tulsa News.
The following information is offered as a guideline to help determine what action to take in the event of severe weather.
The tornado take cover signal is a three- to five-minute steady blast from the large sirens located near campus. If the sirens sound again, it is further warning - not an all clear signal. The OSU-Tulsa Police will use the loudspeaker system to relay information or give directions if necessary, and issue the "All Clear" signal using the campus-wide loudspeaker system.
Stay away from windows and exterior doors, crouch down against a wall and protect your head with your arms. If you are caught outside of a building or in a car, lie flat on the ground, face down, preferably in a ditch or depression, but be alert for flash floods. It is generally too risky to go to another building once tornado sirens have sounded, so be aware of storm shelter locations.
In the event of a tornado warning, OSU-Tulsa University Police will aid students, faculty, staff and visitors with instructions via campus loudspeaker system or in person. Unless directed otherwise, seek shelter in the following areas in each campus building: