Cold weather safety & assistance

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Updated Wednesday 4:00 p.m.

The wind chill factor has already reached dangerously low levels today. The forecast is for both the actual air temps and wind chills to be at their worst at mid-morning Thursday. For that reason, classes are now canceled for Thursday, January 31.

For Thursday, buses will again circle the loop road from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Watch for added activities to be announced similar to the events held today in SLC and at Orvis. Evergreen Cafe in SLC will open at 10 a.m. Thursday. All other dining facilities will operate during regular hours.

Alfred State will resume normal operations and regular schedules on Friday, February 1. Bundle up and stay safe Pioneers.

Updated Wednesday 11:00 a.m.

With classes canceled for Wednesday, more activities and assistance are now available:

Updated Wednesday 1/30 7:00 a.m.

With classes canceled for today January 30 due to the winds and cold, students and staff are still advised to take extra precautions when venturing outdoors for any reason. Remember to cover any exposed skin as extreme cold may lead to frostbite in less than 10 minutes. 

Alfred State leadership is not only consulting with weather and safety experts but is also listening to you the students to ensure that we are responsive to concerns. Additional assistance includes:

We ask for all Pioneers to help each other and to appreciate those assisting you. When you see them, thank those who clear the sidewalks, operate your residence hall, and staff your favorite place to eat.

All feedback that students provide us in discussions with residence hall or other staff, by petition, or by any form of communication is appreciated. 

Stay strong Pioneers and be careful.

Updated Tuesday 1/29 8:00 p.m.

To further assist students, be aware that: 

Posted Tuesday 1/29 3:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning that is in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected, with wind chills as low as 35 degrees below zero. 

Extreme wind chill temperatures can cause frostbite on exposed skin in under 10 minutes. As a result of these conditions, Alfred State is offering Pioneers the following tips for staying safe:

We care about you - please take the wind chills seriously!