Delaware State University experienced its first snow of the year this past Sunday, January 13, with an accumulation of seven inches.
Temperatures dropped to as low as twenty degrees late Saturday night.
For safety measures, Delaware State University had a two-hour start delay on Monday, January 14. Classes, campuses, and all offices started at 10:00 a.m. rather than the normal 8:00 a.m.
The Office of Marketing and Communications informed students via email that the shuttle would start operation at 9:00 a.m. for transportation and the Village Café would open at 7:00 a.m.
The two-hour delay was established in order to give professors and students a decent amount of time to travel safely. The snowy weather is set to return this upcoming weekend.
Kamryn Mickel, a junior, commutes weekly to Delaware from Washington D.C. “I do not like driving in the dark and I do not like driving in the snow,” she said while making a disgusted face at the piles of snow on the ground. “We are only one week in and this is already making it hard to travel every day,” she concluded.
Upperclassmen and professors tend to make up the population of people who have to drive in order to make it to classes in time.
In order to ensure safety and no accidents happen while traveling on the roads, school shuttles were in operation from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Students were able to stay informed over the weekend and know that all retail facilities such as Chic-Fil-A and Grille Works, the food providers on campus, open until 11 p.m. while the Café closed at 7 p.m.