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CSUSB Campus Closure Procedure

CSUSB Campus Closure Procedure

Reviewed By: Administrative Council on May 4, 2023
Approved By: Tomás D Morales, President on

For interpretation of this policy, please contact: Office of the Vice President,  Finance, Technology, and Operations, at (909) 537-5130.

A campus closure occurs when it has been determined that a specific incident, or a potential incident, makes normal operations impossible to continue or creates an unsafe environment. A closure may be campus wide or may involve only specific areas of the campus.  Such closures are not considered to be immediate emergency situations; emergency evacuation procedures are detailed in a separate document (Campus Emergency Evacuation Procedure).


  1. The university president or their designee (Vice President/Provost, Vice President, Finance, Technology, and Operations, Chief of Police) may authorize a closure of the San Bernardino and/or Palm Desert campus.
  2. CSUSB will notify the campus community using the Emergency Notification System (ENS) when it is determined the closure of campus is required. Once notified, the campus community shall adhere to the instructions of when, and how, to exit the campus provided in notification messaging.
  3. Some employees may be required to remain on campus after the official closure notification is delivered. Those employees will be contacted by their immediate supervisor.
  4. Departments with operations involving external groups are responsible for communicating the campus closure notification and closure information to these groups.
  5. Students living in campus residence halls shall return to their housing units to await further instructions from the Office of Housing and Residential Services unless instructed otherwise by a different campus authority.
  6. Students and employees should anticipate following their usual procedures for exiting campus, such as arranging transportation as they would under normal circumstances or using local public transportation. In a closure to campus, ingress will be monitored and controlled.
  7. Notification of the campus reopening will be provided via ENS. Instructions for attendance and payroll will be provided to the campus community via e-mail after the closure.