New Oakland University snow emergency policy

By Lauren Barthold | @bylaurenb


With the changing weather comes policy change on campus.

Effective immediately, Oakland University snow emergencies will be announced when three inches of snow falls or is forecast.

When an emergency is declared, parked vehicles must be moved to designated areas. These areas include the Ann V. Nicholson and Matthews Court student apartment lots or the covered parts of the P-29 and P-32 parking garages.


Cars that aren’t moved before 10pm will be impounded and left to the owner’s responsibility. When in effect, emergencies will run from 10pm to 6am.

The Oakland University Police Department says anyone who plans to leave their car on campus for an extended period of time should leave them in the designated areas in the event of a snow storm.

In an exclusive interview with WXOU, OUPD Chief of Police Mark Gordon said “It’s going to be a strict policy, but one we feel best protects the safety of our students driving and parking on campus as well as from injuries from falling.”

To sign up for the emergency alert system, visit the OUPD website.