Clemson was hit with an ice storm last night that covered cars, apartments, and students in a good inch of ice. Inside Clemson sent out an email at 10:15pm on February 16th saying that campus would open at 12:30pm on February 17th.
Students woke to a winter wonderland…and in my roommate’s case, a tree draping her car.
Clemson Area Transit cancelled service for the day. Clemson University held classes despite the cancellation. An Inside Clemson email stated:
“Impacted students should make other transportation arrangements or communicate with faculty about class work. Decisions regarding accommodation shall be made by the individual faculty members.
Remember, you are responsible for your own safety and should use your best judgment regarding your ability to travel to Clemson safely.”
PROVOST JONES SENT AN EMAIL ABOUT CLASSES TODAY:
“Dear Clemson Faculty,
While we have resumed classes effective 12:30 PM today (February 17, 2015), the CAT busses are not able to run, which means many of our commuter students will struggle, or be truly unable to attend class.
Given this situation, if you use attendance to calculate grades, please DO NOT COUNT STUDENT ATTENDANCE TODAY toward any grade, and furthermore, please ACCOMMODATE STUDENTS AS BEST AS YOU CAN to permit them to take tests or otherwise receive key information in another format or time.
I realize all too well how difficult it is to apply these accommodations, and also how disruptive all this can be to our students. Therefore, I am especially grateful for your help. I hope that somehow, you are able to turn today into a positive learning experience.”
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
STUDENT REACTION ON TWITTER
The Tiger Newspaper used the hashtag #CUsnow to collect Tweets about the Clemson ice storm. Reactions ranged from anger, to confusion, to delight.