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+ Campus alert: A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

A-State Closing Early Friday, March 31

Arkansas State University is canceling all on-campus classes and closing all academic and business offices at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in response to the high probability of severe weather in the Jonesboro area this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for this afternoon with the high probability of extremely high wind gusts, significant severe storms and the potential for long-lasting tornadoes.

Essential personnel who maintain on-campus activities, including our University Housing and Facilities Management will continue to work on campus. If individual employees have questions regarding who is essential personnel, please check with your supervisor today.

Other Campus Closures & Cancellations

  • A-State Childhood Services will also close at 1 p.m.
  • The Reng Student Union will open as the campus’ storm shelter for university residents at 1 p.m., and will remain open until the all-clear.
  • Dining Services will continue to operate with regular dinner hours.
  • Also closing this afternoon are the Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7) and the Red W.O.L.F. Center.
  • Evening campus events may also be cancelled. Please check with the event organizer for event status.

All campus residents are reminded to monitor official university media, including official social media accounts for updates. Alerts and weather conditions are also available at Weather.AState.edu.

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Disabling Private Wi-Fi Addressing

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the information button image001.pngnext to a network.
  3. Tap to turn Private Address on or off. If your device joined the network without using a private address, a privacy warning explains why.



Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Settings app, then tap Wi-Fi.
  2. Tap the name of the network you joined. If you haven't joined the network yet, swipe left on its name and tap more. 


3.  Tap to turn Private Address on or off. 


Google Pixel:

Open the Settings app
Select Network and Internet
Select Wi-Fi
Connect to the Wireless network in your area
Tap the gear icon next to the current connection
Select Advanced
Select Privacy
Select "Use device MAC"


Samsung Galaxy:

Navigate to "Settings"
Select "Connections"
Select "Wi-Fi"
Select “AState Secure,” or “Home@AState” to connect (Whatever is available in your area)
Tap the gear shaped icon next to the network you connected to
Select "Advanced"
On the next screen there is a menu labeled "MAC Address Type". Tap on "MAC Address Type"
Select “Use Phone/Device MAC”
Repeat these steps for the other wireless networks



  1. Click on the Network Settings icon and select "Network Settings." 




2. Select the Wi-Fi tab, and Turn off “Random Hardware address.”