Dear students, faculty, and staff,

As we anticipate the potential for significant weather, the Adler Graduate School (AGS) would like you to be aware of the processes we follow in making decisions about closing the School or remaining open.

First of all, we will keep a close eye on several sources of information including the National Weather Service, regional weather reports, and MNDOT road conditions reports.  We understand we have students and faculty traveling from well beyond the metro and we absolutely take that into consideration in our decisions. Traveling to and from AGS is always a foremost consideration.

In most cases, we will make a decision about an evening class or classes by 2:00 PM the day of that class or classes.  Similarly, we will usually make a decision about a weekend class or classes by 5:00 AM the day of that class or classes.  The decision to cancel classes can only be made by the Adler Graduate School’s President, who will make those decisions in consultation with faculty and staff. 

Ultimately, we will decide to: 1) remain open; 2) remain open, but waive any attendance consequences for those who determine it is too difficult and/or dangerous to travel; or 3) cancel all classes.  If classes are cancelled, they will usually be scheduled for make-up as soon as possible.

Please pay close attention to your email for updates whenever School closures are possible.  We will also post information on the front page of our website –

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

December 2017