College Snow Days? Hurrah!


Missing school is usually a big relief for school age children, but when you’re in college canceling classes can present a problem. That problem has to do with scheduling which means that if your school is shut down due to a blizzard, you may need to make those classes up eventually.

Buried in snow, campus activities in the middle Atlantic region have grinded almost to a halt.

Most college calendars are not flexible which means that either Spring break or some special holiday such as Good Friday could be taken away. We’re not suggesting that this will happen at your college, but given that the second major storm of the past week is heading up the east coast, that possibility will need to be addressed.

But not right now—most schools are hunkering down and trying to ride out the latest wintry blast.

Let’s take a look at a handful of schools who have canceled classes because of snow:

Delaware State University – Classes were canceled on Monday, but resumed in the daytime on Tuesday. However, due to the next round of snow, evening classes scheduled from 6 p.m on were also canceled.

Georgetown University – Washington, DC was buried by more than 25 inches of snow last weekend, resulting in classes canceled at Georgetown on Monday and Tuesday. The schedule for Wednesday onward is day by day.

The George Washington University – GW classes were also canceled on Monday and Tuesday, but with another 10 to 20 inches on the way, you know that the remainder of the week has to be doubtful.

The University of Maryland – Monday and Tuesday classes were canceled at College Park and a key men’s basketball game scheduled for Wednesday against Virginia has been postponed until next Monday.

West Virginia University – WVU was able to get in a game against Villanova on Sunday, but classes were canceled on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday classes were in jeopardy as the storm moved in on Tuesday afternoon.

University of Pittsburgh – Most colleges in the Pittsburgh area were closed Monday and Tuesday with additional days of closure expected as a second storm pushed in on Tuesday.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) – Monday and Tuesday classes were canceled, with additional closings expected on Wednesday.

As always, check with your school to find out what your schedule is as well as make up information. Most colleges keep their campuses open as students wait out the storm in their dorm rooms and make use of the cafeteria, library, and other services.

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