Winter Weather Info

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IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY: call 911 immediately. Give the dispatcher your name, location, the nature of the emergency, and a call-back number. The non-emergency number for the Leavenworth Police Department is 913-682-4411.


Public Safety
& Security

On campus: ext. 6446
24-hour cell:
[email protected]

Winter Weather Policy

The faculty and administration at the University of Saint Mary value class time and do not want to cancel classes without warrant.

If the University of Saint Mary closes or has a late start time due to inclement weather, the message will appear in several places no later than 5 a.m.:

  • Textcaster Text Alerts
    (This is the PRIMARY and PREFERRED method of emergency communications)

  • USM Email

  • Television/Radio

All faculty, staff, and students are responsible to either check for a Textcaster alert or read their USM email.

We have two designations:

University of Saint Mary — Leavenworth
University of Saint Mary — Overland Park

Arrangements for announcements of class cancellations have been made with the following stations:

  • KMBC (TV)

  • KSHB (TV)

  • WDAF (TV)

  • KCUR FM 89.3 (Radio)

  • KFKF FM 94.1 (Radio)

  • KBEQ FM 104.3 (Radio)

  • KMBZ AM 98.0 (Radio)

  • KMXV FM 93.3 (Radio)

  • as well as the Kansas City Star

If a late start is declared, classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Safety is the utmost concern for faculty, staff, and students. Please use care when traveling to campus.

If you do not hear an announcement, then classes will be held as regularly scheduled.



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University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th St
Leavenworth, KS 66048

USM is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA), and is an AQIP Participant.