SU cancels Friday classes after snowstorm

SU cancels class after snowstorm

SU enjoys its fifth snow day in history due to dangerous travel conditions.
Published: February 7, 2020
Syracuse University canceled Friday clases as more than a foot of snow was burying Syracuse.
The streets surrounding campus are quiet with limited traffic on Friday afternoon.


Syracuse University canceled classes on Friday due to a Winter Storm Warning issued for Central New York. This was only the fifth snow day in SU history.

According to the Syracuse University website, “Significant snow accumulation mixed with freezing rain and high winds is expected today and could cause dangerous travel conditions.”

The orange alert campus-wide email notified students and faculty of the cancellation at 6:11 Friday morning. The email specified that “essential personnel” were still expected to report to campus. This includes campus safety, emergency services, food services and residence hall staff.

Although classes are canceled, some services remain open. All the residence and dining halls will remain open. Bird library will remain open, however, Carnegie Library and the King and King Architecture Library will be closed on Friday. The Barnes Center will close at 5 p.m. and some student experience facilities including the pool will be closed all day.

Four of the five snow days in SU history have occurred since 2017. Seniors and juniors have experienced 80% of Syracuse snow days in their brief time at school.