Campus Prepares for This Weekend's Winter Storm

January 18, 2019
Please see the message below for details about events that have been postponed or canceled due to the weather.

With a significant winter snow storm in the forecast for this weekend, Wells College has announced several schedule changes and postponements.

The College's Buildings and Grounds crews will be working throughout the weekend to clear paths and roadways on campus. The College requests that campus community members exercise caution and limit the amount of vehicle and pedestrian travel this weekend, especially as heavy winds may cause a significant amount of blowing and drifting snow.

Campus Safety staff will be on duty 24/7 throughout the weekend. Community members who need assistance should call 315.364.3229 (or, in case of emergency, dial 911).

Dining Services

The main dining hall is expected to remain open during regular hours of service throughout the weekend. Please visit for hours of operation, menus and more.

Transportation and Parking

Shuttle service to Ithaca on Saturday, Jan. 19 is still planned to occur, weather permitting, through the 5 p.m. van run. The 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shuttle trips on Saturday evening, however, have been canceled.

The status of shuttle service on Sunday, Jan. 20 will be made closer to the day, and will depend on the length and severity of the storm.

Please remember: parking on Dean's Road is not permitted between now and April 1, to allow for adequate snow removal.

Athletics and Events

This weekend's basketball games against Morrisville will now be played tonight (Friday) in the Schwartz Athletic Center starting at 5 p.m. The men's basketball game against Hamilton College previously scheduled for Sunday has been moved to next Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:15 p.m. The women's and men's swimming teams will not travel to a scheduled Saturday meet at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. For up-to-the-minute details, please visit the athletics website,

The appearance on Saturday night by hypnotist Robert Channing has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. Instead, Student Life will host a game night in the Grind on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. featuring free beverages and snacks.

Due to the storm and also the excessively cold temperatures forecasted for Monday, most of the "Celebration of Community" events that were planned for Monday, Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day have been postponed; the poster printing activity in the Book Arts Center will still take place starting at 1 p.m. Information about rescheduled events will be shared in the near future.

Classes will not be held on Monday due to the federal holiday, and Wells College offices, including Long Library, will be closed.

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