How to find out if classes are canceled

1. Flash Alerts: This text messaging service is available to students, and it allows them to be notified of a class delay or cancellation, as well as any non-weather related emergency. The service has a new feature that allows a student to add multiple phone numbers and e-mail addresses to their account. Students can sign up for Flash Alerts by going to

2. Kent State Advisory: By going to, students can get the most recent updates on class status and a list of television and radio stations that will announce if any of the eight Kent State campuses are canceled. Scott Rainone, the assistant director of university and media relations, sees the advisory site as the best source to check because of the site’s timely postings.

“As soon as a decision is made, the decision is posted on the Web site,” Rainone said.

3. E-mail: Even if the university doesn’t officially cancel or delay classes, there is a possibility that a teacher may send out an e-mail canceling a class.

The decision for morning and all-day cancellations is usually made before 6 a.m., 10 a.m. for afternoon classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes.

Contact news correspondent Anthony Holloway at [email protected].