As of 8:52 this morning, Bwog regrets to inform you that Columbia is still open. At 6:17 this morning an e-mail went out saying that everything would be open on its regular schedule. Don’t give up hope though, if conditions worsen, school could close. Keep checking Bwog and call 212-854-1754 for regular updates.

However, that can’t prevent you from frolicking! Send in snow pictures to Bwog to aid our continual coverage of the blizzard throughout the day.

Full e-mail from James F. McShane, Director of Public Safety after the jump

To the Columbia Community:

The University will be open today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, on its regular schedule.

Affiliated institutions Teachers College and the Jewish Theological Seminary have announced that they will be closed today.  The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will also be closed and there will be no Lamont shuttle bus service.  Otherwise, it remains the case that Columbia University and Barnard College will open this morning as normal.

There are some gate closures at Morningside for snow removal, including Earl, Chapel and 120th Street gates.  All other gates will be open.

Due to changing conditions and weather reports during the course of the day, we strongly encourage everyone to check on the homepage or call for updates about the University’s status and schedule, including other shuttle bus services.  For the Morningside campus call 212-854-1754; for the Medical Center call 212-305-7300.

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