Classes Officially Cancelled on January 27th Due to Shit Storm Juno

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UPDATE (1/27/15, 10:18AM): Welp, this storm was a total fucking letdown. In other news, here are some updates:

  • WesWings is slaying the game and opening its doors at 12pm today. We’ll keep you posted if they’re delayed (or you could just check their Twitter account periodically).
  • There’s a snowball fight happening today outside Olin at 2pm. Go frolic.
  • The ‘Dan is still planning on serving brunch from 10am-2pm and dinner from 5-8pm.

Dean Mike Whaley just sent out an all-campus email announcing that the university is closing starting tonight at 6pm through Wednesday morning. All classes are canceled for tomorrow. Other important info:

  • Usdan, Summies, Red & Black, and WesWings are open for dinner tonight. Tomorrow, only Usdan and WesWings are open – WesWings will be open regular hours, and Usdan will open for brunch 10am – 2pm and dinner 5 – 8pm. All the dining places will open for normal hours on Wednesday (so far, but who knows!?).
  • Libraries will open at noon tomorrow.
  • Freeman Athletic Center will be closed tomorrow.
  • There’s a winter parking ban, so don’t park on the street…park in your assigned lot or the Vine Street lot.
  • The Ride won’t be running tonight or tomorrow, so good luck getting to your Fountain parties from BuHo.

Dean Mike’s full email:

Dear Students,

Due to the expected arrival of a major winter storm, the University will close at 6pm today and remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday, January 27th).  All classes and events are cancelled from 6pm today until Wednesday morning.  We expect the University to resume normal operations on Wednesday morning.

Heavy snow and strong winds are expected late this evening and continuing into Tuesday.  We encourage students to remain in their residences for the duration of the storm.  If you must be outside, please exercise caution.  In addition to slippery conditions, high winds may cause falling tree limbs and downed power/utility lines.  Please report power outages or other hazardous conditions to Public Safety.

We anticipate that the City of Middletown will declare a snow parking ban shortly.  Vehicles must be removed from City streets or they will be subject to ticketing and towing by the City at the owner’s expense.  Students may park in the Vine Street lot or any student parking lot.

Usdan and Dining:  Usdan will be open 8am – 11pm today and tomorrow.  Usdan Marketplace, Summerfields, Red & Black Café and WesWings will maintain regular service hours through dinner tonight.  Other dining options will close at 5pm today.  There will be no late night dining tonight.  The Usdan Marketplace and WesWings will be the only dining venues open on Tuesday – WesWings will be open regular hours, and the Marketplace will open for brunch 10am – 2pm and dinner 5 – 8pm.  Normal operations will resume in all locations on Wednesday.

Libraries will open at noon tomorrow.

Freeman Athletic Center will be closed tomorrow.

Please call Public Safety for help with storm-related matters, (860) 685-2345. For emergencies, call (860) 685-3333.

Sincerely,

Dean Mike Whaley

We’ll keep updating this post as storm updates come in.