Due to the extreme heat, the Northern State University Student Center is now open 24 hours for any students who are looking for place to cool down.
Free cold bottled water is also available in the Student Center. Williams Library and Mewaldt-Jensen are open until 10 p.m. for students who are looking for cooler places to study, and the Barnett Center is open until 11 p.m.
Residence hall lobbies are also air-conditioned. Stay tuned for more information about some “cool” events by Residence Life!
Athletic teams that practice outside will now have full-time trainers with them at all times monitoring student athletes.
If you have questions about heat-related health problems, call NSU Health Services at 605-626-7694 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday while classes are in session.
Heat stroke is serious – if you have questions when NSU Health Services is not open, please call 911.
Hot weather tips:
1. Drink plenty of water! Drink extra water!
2. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
3. Avoid beverages that can dehydrate, such as those with caffeine and alcohol.
4. Avoid vigorous outdoor activities during the day. Schedule outdoor activities for early morning or late evening.
5. Visit other air-conditioned buildings on campus.
Warning signs of heat exhaustion:
If left untreated, heat exhaustion can escalate into heat stroke. Call for professional help immediately if you're experiencing:
Fever of 104 degrees or higher
Flushed appearance to the skin
Lack of sweating
Muscle weakness or cramps
Nausea and vomiting
Fast heartbeat, fast breathing