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Syracuse University to Operate on Limited Status; Only Essential Services Personnel Should Report to Campus
The City of Syracuse and the surrounding communities are expected to experience significant snowfall today as the result of a large winter storm system.
After reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service data and forecasting, and consulting with an independent meteorologist about what to expect, Syracuse University public safety officials decided to operate on limited status today. This 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.
Though classes are not in session due to Spring Break, many essential student services will still be available, 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;
- The Schine and Goldstein student centers; and
- SU Libraries. [Update, 2 p.m. March 14, 2017: Bird and Carnegie libraries will be closing today at 4 p.m. due to continued inclement weather.]
The University will continue to monitor the effects of today’s storm. At this time, the University expects to be open as normal tomorrow. However, in the event of continued inclement weather and if a change to tomorrow’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 e-mail;
- 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.
Also, please note, the Office of Admissions is closed. If you need to speak with someone about your visit scheduled for March 14 or March 15 please call 315-443-1593. We will make every effort to work with you to reschedule at the most convenient time.
Bird and Carnegie Libraries will both close Monday at 4 p.m.
The NIT men’s basketball game has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening at the Carrier Dome.
For Syracuse University status updates, please click status.syr.edu.
To learn more about winter weather preparedness, please click here.