Policy on Delays & Cancellations

General Information

In the event of inclement weather or other unusual conditions, Millersville University may either be closed or announce a delay. The following policy applies to all University locations, including the main campus in Millersville and the MU-Lancaster site at 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster.

Please note: In all cases of inclement weather and severe driving conditions, the University community should exercise due caution and make the final determination as to whether they feel it is safe to commute in these conditions.

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Delayed Opening

If a delay is announced, all classes scheduled to run in their entirety before the announced opening time are canceled. However, students should plan to attend all classes that begin at the announced opening time or would normally be in progress as of the announced opening time.  On days when the University delays its opening, classes that are scheduled to meet for an abbreviated/partial period will meet at the discretion of the instructor. Students should assume their classes will meet unless otherwise informed by their instructors.  Online classes are subject to the same policy as face-to-face classes.

For example, if the University announces a delay until 10 a.m.:

  • All classes regularly scheduled to end by 10 a.m. are canceled.
  • All classes regularly scheduled to start at 10 a.m. will be held.
  • All classes regularly scheduled to end after 10 a.m. will meet for a shortened session from 10 a.m. to their normal end times.


In the event that the University closes, all classes and University offices will close at the announced time.

For example, if the University announces that it will close at 5 p.m., any classes beginning at or after 5 p.m. will be cancelled for the day. Any classes in session at that time will be dismissed at 5 p.m.

The best way to find out about Delays / Cancellations is through MU Alert. Notices will also be posted to the Millersville homepage.