Spring semester has traditionally been snow day season at UConn, even to the point of becoming a weekly occurrence just last year. Now with 15 straight weeks of classes looming ahead, we can only hope the same can be said of this year. Here’s a few superstitions to guarantee the maximum number of days off this spring.
As winter approaches, many are hoping for snow this upcoming holiday. For residents in Storrs, however, it is unclear if the University of Connecticut will have a white Christmas, said Xiusheng Yang, a UConn professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and director of the Connecticut State Climate Center.
The University of Connecticut cancelled all classes starting after 3:30 p.m. on all campuses on Thursday.
The cancellation came after forecasts of inclement weather that began on Thursday afternoon and continued into Thursday night.
The university has thousands of people coming and going around 3:30, including staff members leaving for the day, commuters and faculty arriving for late class and students walking around campus, according to University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz.
Several inches of snow are expected today as the state of Connecticut braces for the fourth nor’easter to take aim at the state in just three weeks. The timing of all these Wednesday storms is purely coincidental, said University of Connecticut School of Physics assistant professor Dr. Marina Astitha, who studies extreme weather event prediction.