Feb

10

Let It Snow Part 3 – VICTORY

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UPDATE: Barnard will also be closed from 3

To the Columbia Community:

As of 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, Columbia University will cancel all remaining classes and activities for the balance of this afternoon and evening unless otherwise communicated. On the Morningside campus, the Earl, Chapel, and 120th Street gates remain closed.

Weather permitting, the shuttles will remain in operation until 5:00pm but are experiencing significant delays.

Essential personnel should still report to or remain at work.  If you are unsure if you are an essential service provider, please consult your supervisor.

At present, the University intends to resume normal operations on Thursday, February 11. If the situation changes, we will update the Columbia homepage at www.columbia.edu and the CUMC homepage at www.cumc.columbia.edu.  Alternatively, you may call 212-854-1754 for the Morningside campus or 212-305-7300 for the Medical Center for updates.

James F. McShane
Vice President for Public Safety
Columbia University
Low Library, Rm. 101
Mail Code 4301
535 W. 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
212-854-6792

76 Comments

  1. WIN!  

    ABOUT TIME! Just to clarify, does "unless otherwise communicated" mean a professor can decide that class is not canceled?

  2. Is this  

    for reals? I didn't get an email and there aren't any new updates on the Columbia website

  3. important question  

    does this mean classes that continue after 3 are canceled? i have a class that starts at 240

  4. name (optional)  

    what about 2PM class???

  5. ...  

    OK... so... what about all the classes that start exactly 20 minutes before 3pm?

  6. will this be enough

    YEAH I HAVE CLASS AT 2....

  7. LAME  

    I am out of both classes by this time!!!!

  8. Claire  (Bwog Staff)  

    This is a real e-mail. Students signed up for text alerts have also received messages.

  9. YES WOO  

    text alert! i have a class at 2:40...but fuck that

  10. Question  

    By activities, does that mean all student group reservations have also been cancelled?

  11. so cal  

    wow it only has to get this bad for stuff to be canceled? I love snow!

  12. anonymous

    I would hate to see this University manage a real emergency. It delays deciding the inevitable, runs contrary to other schools in the system, and sends out notice at 1pm, that as of 3 pm classes are canceled. That can mean many things, has anyone ever had class at 3:00? Yer doin a heckuva job, Columbia!

  13. i have cc  

    from 2-4??? no way in hell am i going all the way to knox

  14. Might I ask  

    how the fuck this qualifies as a "victory"? My third class of the day starts at 2:10 and runs until 4:00; it's not like the professor is going to end the class halfway through. 5.5 hours of class today = ZOMG TOTAL VICTORY!!! WHOOOO SNOW DAY! THANKS COLUMBIA!!!!!

  15. are 2:40

    classes cancelled also!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!!?

  16. off-topic  

    What's with all the debt consolidation spam on the left-hand sidebar?

  17. YAHHHHHH  

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! YAY YAY YAY!

  18. woah  

    "year smedberg" is my reCaptcha spam blocker code. That will be the name of my first born son.

  19. 2:40 classes  

    are obviously cancelled though right?

  20. Anonymous  

    Does this include Barnard?

  21. Well well...  

    So puerile. Listen to yourselves, kids, whining about *not* having been fully cheated out of a day's instruction you - or more likely, your parents - _paid for_. Sheesh.

    • That is in response to

      "So puerile. Listen to yourselves, kids, whining about *not* having been fully cheated out of a day’s instruction you – or more likely, your parents – _paid for_. Sheesh."

  22. Anonymous  

    does this include work study jobs?

  23. Anonymous  

    i paid for the degree, not the education.
    WOOO SNOW DAY!

  24. But of course  

    Leave it to Columbia to choose 3 pm as the cut-off period, knowing very well that classes begin at 2:40

  25. Anonymous  

    columbia students still have to attend their barnard classes (at least i do) at 2:40, i guess thats what i get for signing up for a barnard class...

  26. fml  

    From: [email protected]
    Subject: HIGH_ENERGY_ASTROPHYSICS
    Despite the announcement of Columbia closing at 3:00pm,
    class will meet today at 2:40.
    Jules Halpern

    FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU......

  27. No fucking way  

    am i going to class at 2:40. No fucking way. 20 minutes before the snow-evening officially "begins".

    • That is in response to

      "So puerile. Listen to yourselves, kids, whining about *not* having been fully cheated out of a day’s instruction you – or more likely, your parents – _paid for_. Sheesh"

  28. 2PM CLASS?!  

    2PM CLASS, WHAT DO?

  29. ...  

    nyu seems to be able to write a clear and unambiguous announcement:

    http://www.nyu.edu/about/alert.html

    why can't columbia?

  30. Solution  

    If you're not sure whether or not to go to your 2 or 2:40 class, why not use the number provided to call and find out?

    "you may call 212-854-1754 for the Morningside campus or 212-305-7300 for the Medical Center for updates."

  31. Anonymous  

    my cc teacher emails us saying we have class from 6-8 regardless....
    .........
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    ...
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    .

  32. SNOW BALL FIGHT!!!  

    WHEN? WHERE! SOMEONE/BWOG, get this shit together! I say 9:00 PM. WHAT SAYEST ALL OF YOU!?

  33. Anonymous  

    my class got rescheduled to saturday. no victory, FAIL!

  34. is there anyone else...  

    who didn't get an e-mail about class being cancelled? I only got the text notification...

  35. is there anyone else...  

    who didn't get an e-mail about class being canceled? I only got the text notification...

  36. BLESSED  

    MY EXAM TOMORROW MORNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!! Take THAT!

  37. Anonymous  

    YEYEYEYEYEYEEYEYEYEYEEEEE

  38. Snow ball fight  

    IS THERE A SNOWBALL FIGHT?!! WHERE WHEN?

  39. heh  

    I didn't get the e-mail that classes after 3 were canceled until 3:23

  40. Anonymous  

    I beaned some guy right in the head with a snowball. I feel bad about it. Then again, why was he walking in front of my snowball?

  41. foods  

    are the dining halls still open though??

    • Anonymous  

      Dining Services is operating with limited service for the rest of the day, with the following locations remaining open: Butler Library Coffee Bar (until 12 a.m.), Dodge Hall Coffee Bar (until 7 p.m.), John Jay Dining Hall (5-8 p.m.) and JJ's Place (6 p.m. -2 a.m.).

  42. My roommate  

    and I built an igloo in front of Furnald.

  43. Snowman  

    There is a HUGE snowman on the lawn next to Lerner, get on that bwog

  44. AAAngry

    What a huge mess created by the vice president for public unsafety. Isn't it safety first for the university community?
    He should be questioned and make a public apology. He should reveal the total number of complaints he has received because of his insisting of not closing down today.

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