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Evening Classes Canceled Today
Due to extreme cold temperatures forecasted for this evening through early tomorrow morning, with wind chills reaching as low as -30 degrees, Syracuse University has determined to cancel all evening classes as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Additionally, all University-sponsored events scheduled for this evening are canceled. The University otherwise remains open at this time.
Though classes are canceled, many essential student services will still be available, including the following:
- All residence hall dining centers will remain open.
- Health Services and the Counseling Center will be open with essential personnel in place at each.
- The Women’s Building and Ernie Davis fitness facilities will remain open; satellite locations will be closed.
- All libraries are open as scheduled.
The University will continue to monitor weather conditions. In the event of continued inclement weather and if additional schedule changes become necessary, updated information will be announced via the University’s emergency broadcast notification system by 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. Information about the University’s operating status will also be announced:
- via campus email;
- on the University’s campus Twitter account (@SUCampus);
- on the University’s campus Facebook account (@SUCampus);
- on news.syr.edu and syracuse.edu; and
- via Syracuse University radio station WAER-FM/88.3 and other local media outlets.
Only Syracuse University’s SU News team is authorized to transmit to the news media announcements about the University’s operating status.
As always, campus community members should be aware and take precautions when severe weather is in the area:
- Dress to stay warm and dry, including wearing a hat, a scarf or knit mask to cover your face and mouth, sleeves that are snug at the wrist, mittens (they are warmer than gloves), water-resistant coat and shoes, several layers of loose-fitting clothing.
- Do not ignore shivering. It’s an important first sign that the body is losing heat. Persistent shivering is a signal to return indoors.
- Avoid ice. Take the time to carefully walk around icy ground. Choose footwear that will enable you to “get a grip.”
- Be cautious about travel. Before driving, check for weather advisories. Avoid traveling on ice-covered roads if at all possible. If you must travel, try to travel with a friend, and take a cell phone with you.
Finally, if you’re traveling across campus, be aware of and take advantage of resources available to you:
- Before heading outside, check the bus schedule to limit the time you spend outside. You can review the schedule, by visiting www.centro.org/colleges/syracuse-university.
- And, as always, DPS escorts are available by calling 315.443.SAFE. To learn more about the Safety Escort Program, visit dps.syr.edu/services-resources/safety-escort-program/.