Inclement Weather Policy

Since a majority of the student body lives in dorms or in housing in the Arkadelphia area, Henderson State University rarely closes because of severe or inclement weather.

In the event of severe or inclement weather Henderson State University will notify students, members of the faculty, and area residents of closings in four ways:

  1. The University’s web page (;
  2. Local and regional radio stations (KVRC AM 1240, KDEL FM 100.9, and KIX FM 92.7 in Arkadelphia and KLAZ FM 106 in Hot Springs);
  3. State television stations in Little Rock (ABC - Channel 7, NBC - Channel 4, CBS - Channel 11);
  4. Recorded messages at the University’s telephone number (870-230-5000).