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Tornado season is upon us, and we want to ensure that everyone knows what to do in the event of a tornado/severe weather warning.

A severe weather warning is issued when there are thunderstorms with winds greater than 58 miles per hour, or when a tornado has been sighted. The city will activate its siren system, and Madonna University will issue a RAVE Alert message via text and email. (Please go to MY Portal to confirm you are enrolled to receive these alerts.) There will be no alarm sounded on campus, but you may hear the city sirens outside.

When a severe weather warning has been issued, please take shelter in the basement or lowest floor of a permanent structure. Try to put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible. On campus that would include such places as: the stairwells in the Franciscan Center, the Science Lecture Hall, Room 1301, in the Administration Building, and the restrooms near the Chapel and the interior hallway behind the Fitness Center in the University Center. (Campus maps, with tornado shelters labeled, are being printed and will be posted soon.)

Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. Protect your head with your hands or if you can a pillow, blanket, or mattress.

It is not safe to be outdoors during thunderstorms. If caught outdoors, go to the nearest building. Open structures such as picnic shelters do not offer protection against severe weather. It does not have to be raining for lightning to strike.

If you have safety questions or concerns, contact Madonna Public Safety, 734-432-5442, or Director of Public Safety Nan Gelman at 734-432-5325.

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Welcome to MY Portal, your personalized access to campus information and services!
My Portal, initially designed to replace Campus Web for students and faculty, will continue to offer additional features to eventually serve the entire Madonna University community.
Quick Tips
  • How do I log in to MY Portal?
    Enter your numeric ID number in the User Name field and your PIN in the Password field. Click Login. Contact the Help Desk if you are still having problems.
  • How do I navigate within MY Portal?
    Use the links in the left panel and the “bread crumbs” located under the page tabs and within the portlets.
  • Where’s a good place to start exploring MY Portal?
    Click on the tabs to the right of the Home tab. Available tabs are based on your relationship with the university and serve as the gateway to your personalized information and services.
  • What’s the best way for me to learn the basics?
    Click on the appropriate FAQs link (students or faculty) found at the bottom of each MY Portal page. It covers most of the questions you might have.
  • What if I need additional help?
    1. Available at the bottom of every MY Portal page is the My Portal Feedback link to report issues, suggestions, or positive feedback. If you need a response to your issue, include your name and e-mail address in the form.
    2. Contact the Help Desk at The preferred contact method is by e-mail, but you can also call 734-432-5800 to leave a description of your problem and your telephone number.
Enjoy and thank you for helping us make MY Portal the best it can be!


Main Administration Building & Franciscan Center
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Fall & Winter Semester
Mon. to Fri., 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sun. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spring/Summer Semester
Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. closed, unless otherwise posted
Mon. – Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Franciscan Center may be closed some weekends.

Maertens Building
36300 Schoolcraft Road
All Semesters
Mon. – Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sat. – Sun. Open only for scheduled classes
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DiPonio Building
36200 Schoolcraft Road

Fall and Winter Semester
Mon. – Thur. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spring/Summer Semester
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. – Sun. Open only for scheduled classes
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residence Hall
14221 Levan Road
Access is limited to resident students and their guests, in accordance with Residence Hall policies, and to University employees on an as-needed basis.

Madonna University 36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, Mich. 48150
Phone 734-432-5300 Fax 734-432-5393