The original announcement at NJIT on Friday night was for classes to resume on Monday. At that point the forecast was still for about 12 inches of snow. When the actual amount was closer to 2 feet we received an announcement that the administrative offices including the library would open at 12 noon. At about 9:30 AM we heard that NJIT will be closed for the entire day. I am certainly appreciative of the university administation's concern for the safety of students and staff. This semester there are two "reading days" in May when students can study for exams. Perhaps the Monday classes that were missed today will be made up then.
I have heard from colleagues that the city of Newark does a poor job of cleaning the streets after a snowstorm. Perhaps that was a factor in declaring today a snow day. Back to work tomorrow. I feel restless after staying home for three straight days.