Snow Closing Information.


Snow Closing Information

Campus Update for Friday, February 25

With a forecast for snow and ice late tonight into tomorrow’s morning commute, administrative offices will open for in-person activity at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25. All Friday classes will be held virtually at their scheduled times and students will hear directly from their Faculty about course plans.

As per the Employee Handbook, non-essential staff should work from home during inclement weather when possible. We recognize that there will be some additional time required to commute to campus for an in-person opening of administrative offices, so adjustments may need to be made to previously scheduled meetings.

Dining services will be open as scheduled, and any changes will be communicated directly to residential students via email. Residential students are advised to remain weather-aware when outside. Should an emergency arise, please contact Campus Security at 973-408-3379. All cars parked on campus must be in a lined spot.

If further weather delays are necessary, they will be communicated by 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please be safe!

Additional Information

In cases of inclement weather that necessitate closure of the University’s administrative offices, classes in the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate studies will be canceled and the library and CNS Helpdesk will be closed. In the event of a delayed opening or early dismissal, a corresponding adjustment will be made to the day’s class schedule and library hours.

Snow Removal Map

All cars must be removed from the areas in red and moved to the blue area.


Declaration of a snow emergency will be made via email, voicemail and entrance signage. During a snow emergency, vehicles must be removed from all designated “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations and moved to any available “Snow Emergency Parking” area. Failure to relocate will result in towing and any related monetary charges. Once these areas are clear of all snow and ice, Public Safety will notify the campus community and vehicles should return to the parking spaces.

  • The primary locations for “Snow Emergency Parking” will be the Methodist Church lot and the Sitterly lot. Vehicles may only park in the Methodist Church lot during a snow emergency and must move back from both lots to the main campus when notified.
  • “No Parking During Snow Emergency” locations are reflected on the attached map and include all road parking throughout campus, the lower part of the Main lot, and other smaller parking areas which are difficult snow removal locations. Please be aware of these designated areas and act appropriately when inclement weather is expected.
  • If you have weekend plans or are leaving campus for an extended period of time, it is your responsibility to move your vehicle to the Tilghman lot. You must register your car with Public Safety for long term parking.
  • The campus community may also be asked to relocate vehicles for periodic lot clearing. This is necessary to remove excess accumulations of ice and snow in long term parking areas.
  • Again, vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed by Public Safety and towed at the owner’s expense.