University cancels classes

Classes resume Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

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The University announced it had cancelled classes at 6 a.m. Monday, March 3, marking the third instructional day the University has lost to snow this academic year. Classes restart Tuesday at 10 a.m.

9:30 a.m. Tuesday classes will begin 30 minutes late, according to an email sent Monday by Executive Vice President Pat Hogan to Academic Division employees.

Student Health and Counseling and Psychological Services were both closed Monday, while University Transit Services cancelled all regular routes and Safe Ride did not operate Monday night. University tours were canceled and the Rotunda did not open.

University Dining kept most of its locations open, including Runk, O’Hill, Newcomb and Pav XI, and many students sought out Alderman, Brown and Clemons libraries, which were open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Several professors were forced to reschedule midterms because of the snow day.

Chemistry Prof. Hoitung Leung pushed his exam, scheduled for Monday, back to the class’s next meeting, which is after Spring Break. He said though rescheduling the exam was not too difficult, he remains concerned for students.

“I prefer to have a test in a week when students are not too busy,” Leung said in an email. “Postponing the test may cause inconvenience to students who have a few tests immediately after the break.”

The city and county also made adjustments to accommodate the inclement weather.

Charlottesville spokesperson Miriam Dickler said Charlottesville city offices were closed Monday and trash and recycling collection was delayed by one day, while Charlottesville Area Transit service was running with possible detours on certain routes.

Dickler also reported the closure of all parks, recreation facilities and offices, as well as the cancellation of all classes, programs, events and rentals.

Charlottesville power was unaffected by the snowstorm, according to a recent Dominion power outage summary showing no customers with outages in Charlottesville as of 2:16 p.m. Monday. 165 outages were reported in northern Virginia.

Albemarle County local government offices were also closed Monday, and Albemarle County Schools will remain closed Tuesday, Albemarle Schools spokesperson Phil Giaramita said in an email to reporters Monday afternoon.

Albemarle County Police spokesperson Carter Johnson said 23 crashes occurred in Charlottesville and Albemarle County because of the storm, including two at the University.


Published March 3, 2014 in FP test, News





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