Rejoice! You called it, lesanjuan. Bill Holder has the full announcement:
Wesleyan is closed Monday, and classes will not be held this afternoon. Parking on campus remains limited, and a number of buildings are not yet accessible. Only essential personnel should report to work today. We are hopeful that classes will be held tomorrow, but that depends on how much snow removal gets done today. Our crews are working tirelessly, and we are very grateful for their dedication and good work. We will provide an update this evening around 6 pm.
Heavy equipment is in use, so students should continue to exercise considerable caution outdoors. Call Public Safety for help with storm-related matters, (860) 685-2345. For emergencies, call (860) 685-3333.
According to President Roth’s latest blog post, “I am hopeful that enough classroom buildings will be fully accessible so that we can get underway tomorrow (Tuesday). We will make another announcement at around 6 pm this evening.” Mayor Drew’s plan is to
have the roads be passable by midnight just keep on plowing until he can’t plow anymore, so stay tuned.
As an aside, this Snow Day is an excellent opportunity to set to work on your Michael Roth Snow Sculpture Contest submission.
In semi-related news, Espwesso remains closed tonight.
As Nemo the Hyperblizzard progresses into its extended third act on campus, the administration has opted to cancel all classes tomorrow morning, and this time it’s for real. Straight from the Holder’s (that’s Bill Holder’s) mouth:
Classes will not be held Monday morning, and we will assess campus conditions in the morning to determine whether to resume classes at noon. Administrative staff should not come to work on Monday, except for essential personnel. We will provide an update to the campus community at about 9 a.m.
Hard working ground crews have made substantial progress today – and they deserve our thanks – but more remains to be done to ensure that sidewalks are clear and buildings are accessible. Students should continue to exercise considerable caution outdoors and call Public Safety for help with storm-related matters, (860) 685-2345. For emergencies, call (860) 685-3333.
Considering Middletown remains a surreal maze of waist-high snow drifts and Governor Malloy just asked all nonessential employees to stay home Monday, this move comes as little surprise. But couldn’t they have just made the call for the whole day at once?
Sources have been in contact with Middletown Patch, who just posted an article about blizzard closings and included Wesleyan classes tomorrow. The University has yet to make any announcement regarding the impending blizzard, but the Patch promptly removed Wesleyan from its list and apologized for the confusion.
In the trustworthy words of WSA Finance and Facilities Committee Chair Andrew Trexler ’14, “I’ve been in and out of the President’s Office all day and haven’t heard a peep about canceled classes. Sorry, gang.”
So keep the shot glasses and chasers in the cupboards, you winebibbers—classes are not cancelled yet. Further updates when King Roth the Righteous sends further dispatch to his kingdom. In the meantime, prepare yourselves for the Nemo memes.
Update, 10:16pm: Read after the jump to see the all-campus email the administration just sent out concerning classes tomorrow.
The East Coast has been cancelled until further notice.
Frankenstorm a.k.a. Hurricane Sandy a.k.a Ze Who Must Not Be Fucked With continues its evil descent in Middletown. Winds are high outside and getting higher. Weather.com is reporting a “flood watch” for Middletown, as well as “Tens of Millions in Path of Megastorm Sandy.” All local public schools are closed for Monday and Tuesday. Metro North is suspending service after 7 p.m. tonight. (New York is freaking the fuck out; even pets are allowed on the subway and trains now.) Hundreds of thousands of East Coasters have been ordered to evacuate. The Middletown Price Chopper is a wild scene of frantic hysteria. Instagram is telling the story of the storm in visual uploads. Spongebob-related Sandy memes have been pushed into overdrive. And according to The ‘Cac, Trinity and Conn College have already cancelled classes:
Naturally, Wes’ recent bottled water ban is wreaking some degree of havoc. Meanwhile in Hartford, Governor Malloy is chatting up Barack Obama about the hurricane.