Student Handbook

Xavier will provide updates on the Xavier website at In the event that classes are cancelled and the University is closed, XU ALERT ME will be activated to send voice and text messages to those who are registered in the emergency notification system (this system is not activated to announce delayed starts). In the event of a severe thunderstorm/tornado warning, (but not severe thunderstorm/tornado watch), alarm sirens will be sounded in the city. Members of the University community should immediately tune to a local TV or radio station to determine which type of storm is occurring. If there is a severe thunderstorm warning, then it is safe to remain in a residence hall room. In the event of a tornado, residence life staff will instruct residents to stay in basement corridors, not rooms or apartments of the building. It is important that students remember to keep clear of all windows. Failure to heed instructions of staff is grounds for student conduct action.