Inclement Weather Information
In some cases, emergency messages such as weather closings will be sent through phone text and voice messages using the Cowboy Alert System. OSU-Tulsa students, faculty and staff should provide an emergency contact telephone number through O-KEY and make sure to opt in to receiving messages for OSU-Tulsa.
Any decision to close the campus or to cancel classes because of severe weather or other adverse conditions will be made as early as possible. Local news stations will be contacted immediately when a decision is made to close campus or delay opening. If and when an announcement is made that campus is closed, the closure will also impact all scheduled events on campus, including Conference Center events, unless otherwise specified.
Cowboy Alert NWS Text Messages for Tornado Warnings
Cowboy Alert subscribers will receive notification via text message when the National Weather Service declares a tornado warning in an area within 10 miles of the OSU-Tulsa campus.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for Cowboy Alert to receive tornado warnings and other emergency text and voicemail alerts on campus. The system helps alert subscribers about campus emergencies, such as weather-related closings, active shooters or immediate biohazard threats.
To opt in to the Cowboy Alert system, log in to the O-KEY system, click on Campus Alerts and Notifications in the left column and add your contact information. Please allow one business day for your request to be processed.