DAY HALL- Administration announced early this morning that the University would be closing from 8:00AM-12:00PM due to fog putting a real damper on the morning.
“We woke up this morning, saw all the fog, and just though, ‘Ugh, I do not feel like getting out of bed,’” said spokesman Claudia Wheatley while still in her bathrobe enjoying a second cup of coffee.
“Cornell is dedicated to ensuring that the members of its community are healthy both physically and mentally. A foggy morning can put a damper on students’ days right from the get-go, so the administration decided it would be best if students could have a few extra free hours this morning,” said Wheatley.
It is quite a rare event for Cornell to cancel classes. The last time the University closed due to weather was during a blizzard, when it closed from 3:00AM-10:00AM. Many students still had to brave the snow in order to make it to their morning classes. Wheatley explained that while blizzard conditions “risk the physical safety of staff, faculty, and students,” the fog posed a far greater threat to the well-being of the campus.
The cancellation was welcomed by some students but passed unbeknownst to others who slept through their morning classes anyway.