The Republican National Convention will take place in Milwaukee July 15-18. Given MSOE’s proximity to the RNC activities and the anticipated increase in traffic, security measures and potential disruptions to normal campus activities, the campus will be closed July 15-19, 2024. 

Those who anticipate needing help from any office on campus should be sure to contact them prior to the campus closure. Otherwise, staff will be happy to help when they return to campus on Monday, July 22. 
MSOE Public Safety will remain on-duty 24/7 throughout the closure. Please contact them through the Rave Guardian app or by phone for assistance. 

MSOE Public Safety
Non-emergency: (414) 277-7169 | Emergency: (414) 277-7159

Campus Closure FAQs

What if I am teaching or taking a class?
No classes will be held on campus during the closure. Faculty may shift their teaching online for that week. Students should check with their instructors for further details as it pertains to their classes.
Can I park on campus during the RNC closure?
All MSOE parking lots and garages will be closed July 13-19. The Water Street Lot will be closed July 5-21. Students who have a summer parking permit can continue to park in Viets Field. Those who possess a summer parking permit that’s valid for a surface lot will need to move their vehicle to Viets Field. Those who do not have a summer parking permit are not allowed to park on campus during this time. Please remove all vehicles by the end of the day July 12 or they will be subject to towing.
Will IT support be available during the closure?
The Helpdesk will be closed.

Will the Grohmann Museum be open?
The Grohmann Museum will be closed July 15-19. Regular hours will resume July 20. The museum has several digital exhibitions available for viewing free online: