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Winter Weather

Hazardous winter weather is a fact of life here in the Upper Midwest. On occasion winter weather makes driving dangerous or impossible. When winter storms happen to coincide with major college breaks there are bound to be problems and questions. What should students do? Should they drive through the storm? Should they stay at home and wait the storm out? Will there be classes according to schedule? Students and parents need to know the answers to these questions.

When winter storms occur the college administration will try to make a decision whether or not to cancel classes by noon on the day before classes are scheduled to begin. If circumstances permit, such a decision may be made even earlier in the morning. If the decision to cancel classes has been made that message will be posted to the MLC website and the MLC Portal. An Instant Alert message will be sent to student cell phones.  The phone number for the college receptionist is (507) 354-8221.

It is a good idea to write down a few college phone numbers and take them with you when you leave for break. Here's some suggestions:

Administrative Numbers

  • VP for Student Life Jeff Schone - (507) 217-9764
  • Women's Services Dir Wendy Ristow - (507) 217-1836

Other Dormitory Supervisor Numbers

  • Augustana - Wendy Ristow  507-217-1836
  • Summit - Ryan Kolander 262-422-8859
  • Concord - Matthew Scharf   414-803-9205
  • Centennial - Petra Thao 920-659-8304   or   Sarah Frost 920-809-5076

Please Note: When it comes to driving through winter storms or driving under dangerous road conditions, parents and students should always us their own prudence and reasoned judgment. The college and its administrators will not tell anyone whether they should or should not travel under hazardous or questionable circumstances.