Snow Results in Two More Lincoln Closures

By Asia A. Black

Classes were cancelled and campus was closed twice this past week.

This campus has had a total of five snow days thus far.

Lincoln University students have had one full week of classes since Jan. 8.

“The cancelation of classes and delays really isn’t giving our professors enough time to teach us material. I still have midterms in all my classes, and I feel very overwhelmed. This snow was cool a few weeks ago, but now it needs to chill,” said Keonna Dumas, junior.

Snow fell over Lincoln University’s campus from Wednesday night into early Thursday, which left a little over 12 inches of snow on the ground.

The snowstorm was expected, which allowed the university to make a decision on campus cancellations early.

Eric Webb, director of Communications and Public Relations sent out an email to the Lincoln community about Thursday’s closing on Wednesday night.

Friday’s cancellation started out as a two-hour delay, but later transferred over to a full closure.

Many students’ cars were snowed into their parking spots.

On Friday around 5 p.m., many students were seen in multiple parking lots around campus shoveling ice and snow in efforts to dig out their cars.

“I have never been snowed in like this! I’m not used to all this snow,” said Hawa Sesay, senior.

Students received an “action required” email from Webb.

The email suggested that students should begin relocating their vehicles so that other parking lots could be plowed and cleared.

With Valentine’s Day being last Friday some students’ plans were ruined.

“The snow delayed my plans.  (I had) to get a new battery for my car,” said Jazmyn Young, senior.

While others made the best out of their free day by utilizing what wasn’t cancelled on campus.

The Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. held an event in the cafeteria called Kupid’s Kafe

The ladies of Lincoln University were invited to the cafeteria, and asked to “dress classy” from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to come enjoy a dinner separate from Lincoln University’s dining services menu.

“It was nice to know that there was still something to do, even with all this snow on the ground,” said Tierra Cowan, senior.

On Saturday, The University City and Coatesville campuses of The Lincoln University were also closed due to weather conditions

According to weather.com there is a 50 percent chance of snowfall on Tuesday morning.

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