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MATC Times

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

The student news site of Milwaukee Area Technical College

MATC Times

Downtown Campus off to a bumpy start to the semester

Two unrelated events disrupted the start of in-person classes for students and staff
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MATC uses the Rave Alert system and the Rave Guardian app to notify students and staff of emergencies and closings.

MATC ‘s Downtown Campus was closed for two days during the first week of the 2023/24 fall semester.

The campus was closed on Wednesday, August 23, due to the Republican presidential primary debate taking place across the street at Fiserv Forum. Students and staff had a lot of time to prepare for that event because of the advanced notice.

However, today’s closing of the Downtown Campus was more of an unexpected event. The campus was closed “due to weather and its impact on cooling systems,” according to information from the Department of Marketing and Communications that was sent to students and staff on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

The closing notice also stated, “College leadership takes closing a campus seriously and we make closing decisions considering the safety and security of all students and employees. We expect that the Downtown Milwaukee Campus will reopen on Friday, August 25.”

MATC’s website notes that it uses the Rave Alert system “to provide emergency and school closing alert messages to students and employees via text, voice and email messages.” The contact information for students and staff is transferred from the college to the Rave system.

Information about MATC’s Rave Alert system, how to update your contact information and the Guardian app for your phone can be found here.

 

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