Syracuse University to Operate on Limited Activity Status on Wed., March 15; Only Essential Services Personnel Should Report to Campus
(updated at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday 3/14)
The City of Syracuse and the surrounding communities continue to experience extreme winter weather conditions, including significant snowfall and high winds.
As a result of this sustained winter weather pattern and after reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service data in collaboration with an independent meteorologist, Syracuse University public safety officials decided to operate on limited activity status once again on Wednesday, March 15.
Limited activity status means administrative staff is not required to report to campus. Essential services employees are asked to report as previously scheduled, if they are able to do so in a safe manner.
We recognize that many of our students are still on campus despite it being the week of spring break. As such, many essential student services will remain available tomorrow, including Schine dining (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Goldstein Student Center dining (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Additionally, Archbold and Flanagan gymnasiums will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other essential services that will remain available to students include:
• The Counseling Center;
• Health Services;
• Office of Residence Life;
• Schine (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Goldstein (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) student centers; and
• Bird Library (8 a.m.-8 p.m.); Note: Carnegie Library is closed.
The University will continue to monitor the effects of this storm, which has now spanned nearly 48 hours. As of right now, the University expects to operate on a normal schedule on Thursday, March 16. However, in the event of continued inclement weather and if a change to Thursday’s operating status becomes necessary, it will be announced via the University’s emergency broadcast notification system. Information about the University’s operating status will also be announced:
• via campus email;
• on the University’s campus Twitter account (@SUCampus);
• on news.syr.edu and syracuse.edu; and
• via the Syracuse University radio station WAER-FM88 and other local media outlets.
As always, campus community members should be aware and take precautions when severe weather is in the area. To our valued employees who are assigned to essential services, please use caution coming to campus. If you encounter weather conditions that could affect your safety when traveling to the University, please contact your supervisor to make alternate arrangements.
New forecast models indicate the storm will be subsiding by tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon into the evening. Therefore, the NIT men’s basketball game is still scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow night in the Carrier Dome.
To learn more about winter weather preparedness, please click here.