MSU cancels all classes before noon on Tuesday
Update, 11 a.m.:
Classes have been canceled- until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
University officials cite extreme temperatures and blowing snow as the cause of cancellation.
According to a university statement released Tuesday morning, all normal campus activities will begin at 5 p.m.
For the second day running, MSU has canceled classes due to inclement weather.
As temperatures dipped into negative digits Monday evening, MSU officials announced the cancellation of all classes before noon on Tuesday. All normal university operations also will resume at noon.
Despite the fact that many campus roads and pathways had been cleared, a university statement attributed the cancellations to ongoing snow removal, extreme wind chill temperatures and blowing snow.
Each residential neighborhood on campus will maintain one open dining hall throughout the day. Libraries and intramural sports facilities will reopen at noon with the rest of the university.
In East Lansing, the weather emergency was lifted by city officials at 5 p.m.,- and while most streets have been cleared, many residential sidewalks remain clogged with snow.
Regardless of the university’s status, many students traveling to MSU from afar are facing travel delays as the winter storms pass over the northeast U.S.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 marks only the seventh day in MSU’s history that classes have been canceled due to inclement weather, and only the second time they have been canceled two days consecutively. The first took place on Jan. 26 and 27, 1978, when East Lansing received 24 inches of snow.