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January 15, 2016 : Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Uses Technology to Announce Winter Weather or Emergency Cancellations

Winter weather has arrived at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington and with it the possibility of cancelled classes or a campus closure.


“The decision to cancel is made after careful consideration of the Fairfield County Sherriff’s emergency classification of road conditions, weather radar, data from the Ohio Department of Transportation, forecasts from the National Weather Service on the storm’s outlook as well as personal experience of physical plant staff that have already commuted to campus,” said Lancaster Campus Dean Jim Smith, Ph.D. “Student safety is always a primary concern, road conditions may vary substantially around the area, so students should use their own judgment about their commute when classes are in session.”


There are several ways Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington communicates announcements to students, faculty and staff.


Emergency Communication System – Emergency texts and emails will be sent to those that have opted-in to receive the notifications by visiting

OUL App – Announcements will be sent out through push notifications on the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington app.  Download the app by searching for “Ohio University Lancaster” in

Websites – Notifications will be posted on Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s websites at and/or

Social Media – All announcements will be posted on OUL’s Facebook and Twitter

Local Radio Stations – Closures and cancellations will be announced on WLOH 1320 AM/104.5 FM and WFCO 90.9 FM.

Cancelled Class List - Students may also check the individually cancelled class list that is typically not used for weather reasons but for circumstances in which a professor is unable to make it to class.


For additional information on Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s cancellation policy visit: