Classes canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to extreme cold
Vice President for Student Affairs Meredith Harper Bonham sent the following message to students Tuesday, Jan. 29, in anticipation of the impending wind chill advisory. To foster student safety and minimize exposure to dangerously cold temperatures, the College will cancel classes on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Dear Kenyon students,
The National Weather Service has adjusted the wind chill advisory for the region from a watch to a warning: Temperatures are expected to remain below zero beginning late tonight through Thursday morning, with wind chill readings as low as -35 degrees Fahrenheit. To foster student safety and minimize exposure to dangerously cold temperatures, the College will cancel classes on Wednesday, Jan. 30, with modified operations as follows:
College offices will be open, with the following schedule changes:
• Academic and administrative buildings | Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no access after closing); this includes the Wright Center.
• Bookstore | Open 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
• Campus Safety | Open 24-hours; no changes in operations.
• Cox Health and Counseling Center | Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Gund Commons | Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no access after closing).
• Kenyon Athletics Center | Closed for recreational use, team practices and competitions.
• Library | Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday; closed at midnight on Tuesday.
• Peirce Hall | Open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no access after closing), with no changes to meal service.
• Study spaces (north mod) | Closed on Wednesday; closed at midnight on Tuesday.
• Study spaces (village) | Open with card access until 9 p.m.
Shuttles will run in a continuous loop from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., making stops at: Peirce Dining Hall; the bookstore/village study spaces; Caples Hall (door access to Caples will be available for all students to wait inside); the post office/Health & Counseling Center.
Work-study students should be in touch with their supervisors if they are scheduled to work on Wednesday.
The College will inform the campus of any additional changes in operations through the RAVE alert system. Please ensure that you are signed up for the service. We also will share updates through official social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram story) and website alerts. We encourage you (and your families) to follow them as opposed to calling Campus Safety for updates.
Please avoid going outdoors and take necessary precautions to keep yourself and your peers safe. Also, I ask that you please be mindful of our Campus Safety, Maintenance and Residential Life staff who must travel about campus in order to fulfill their work obligations.
Meredith Harper Bonham