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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Online, Distance Edu & Sister Campuses

Arkansas State Disability Services is responsible for arranging accommodations for students with disabilities enrolled in Arkansas State online courses, A-State Online Program, Distance Education, and A-State courses at sister-campuses. If you experience difficulty with technology or access, please notify your faculty member or Disability Services.

Register with ASU Disability Services as required:

Communicate with Disability Services (DS) Counselor about general services and processes Obtain information on DS eligibility criteria.

Complete Application for Services and provide disability documentation.

Participate in DS intake process.

Finalize the registration process including requesting accommodations.

Disclose to faculty members’ student’s registration with ASU Disability Services.

Request accommodations at the beginning of the term for online courses as recommended. 

Discuss with DS Counselor and faculty members any concerns regarding technical access and academic adjustments.

Schedule an appointment with your DS Counselor to renew academic accommodations, annually.

Disability Services Staff Collaborations: 

Accommodations are determined based on documentation and other information gathered during the intake with a DS Counselor .

Upon student’s request faculty member(s) will be notified of required accommodations.

Collaborate with faculty members in the coordination of academic accommodations for students with disabilities.

Discuss with faculty members optional accommodations as required.

DS staff and/or faculty member(s) will provide follow up with students.