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BSC closing for winter storm

Published: Dec 12 2022
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The National Weather Service has issued winter storm advisories and warnings for the Bismarck-Mandan area through Thursday, Dec. 15. Freezing rain, ice, snow and wind are expected with 9-12 inches of snow accumulations possible.
Due to the impact of the anticipated storm and our concern for our BSC community’s safety, BSC is taking the following precautions and giving the following guidance: 
  1. The Bismarck State College campus will close Monday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Tuesday, Dec. 13. All classes and events will be canceled during this time period. Only designated emergency personnel should report for work. Employees can begin leaving as early as 3 p.m. if they need to and campus will be completely closed at 5 p.m.
  2. A decision about Wednesday, Dec. 14, will be made and announced Tuesday via phone, text, BSC email and BSC social media channels.
  3. Students should continue to monitor BSC communications and be in contact with their faculty regarding their final exam schedules and modalities. Some exams may be rescheduled while others will be held virtually. Please make sure you know the status of each of your final exams and communicate any questions and concerns with your faculty.
  4. At this time, it is anticipated that campus maintenance crews will need to clear the campus of the large amounts of snow. For your safety and that of essential campus workers, if you do not need to be on campus, please don’t be. All BSC students and employees are encouraged to make decisions that are in their best interest and pre-plan accordingly for safe travel, food, medicine and clothing needs.
  5. BSC residence halls will remain open. Any student who will be staying in a BSC residence hall during this campus closure should communicate this to Student & Residence Life at if you haven’t already done so.
  6. BSC Mystic Marketplace will be open on Monday, Dec. 12, until 7 p.m. For students staying in residence halls, the Mystic Marketplace will be open for hot meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and any additional closure days. Grab & Go items will be available in between hot meal service times at the BSC Mystic Marketplace.
  7. The BSC Campus Police department will be on campus throughout the campus closure. If you have questions or need non-emergency assistance, they can be reached at 701-224-2700. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.  
Please refer to the contact list below if you have questions regarding this campus closure.
Questions about: Contact:
Your BSC classes Your BSC Faculty
BSC Campus Police BSC Campus Police 701-224-2700     
Residence Hall Services       Gate City Bank & Ritchie Halls 701-224-2702
  Swensen, Lidstrom & Mystic Halls 701-224-2554
  Werner Hall 701-224-5455
Please stay safe and continue to monitor your BSC communication as we wrap up our Fall 2022 semester!