UPDATE: Sunday, 2:34 p.m. 12/9/2018
Students and community residents have been outside enjoying the snow day. For students traveling home later in the week, here are airline policies for possibly changing a flight.
UPDATE: Sunday, 12:13 p.m. 12/9/2018
Undergraduate classes have been canceled for Monday, according to an email from Jon Dooley, vice president for student life. All exams scheduled for Monday have been pushed to Tuesday. An updated exam schedule can be found below.
UPDATE: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. 12/9/2018
The first snowflakes fell at Elon around 1:45 a.m. Sunday and continued to accumulate by the hour. AccuWeather.com says the high today will be 35 degrees and snow totals could reach 15 inches.
UPDATE: Friday, 2 p.m. 12/8/2018
Vice President for Student Life, Jon Dooley, informed all members of the Elon University community in an email at noon that the school will be monitoring the incoming snowstorm with a close eye. The snow is expected to make landfall in the Piedmont-Triad region any time from late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service in a detailed forecast said Elon should expect, "Snow and sleet before 1 p.m., then sleet between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., then freezing rain after 3 p.m. High near 32. Northeast wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.”
Due to the weather warnings, Student Union Board cancelled “Cram Jam,” a free late-night event with food and activities that was expected to take place Sunday night.
As for finals, Dooley wrote in the email that the university has started developing alternative schedules for finals in case of snow delays or closures on Monday or Tuesday.
If the university closes Monday next week, this will be the fourth time Elon has cancelled classes this semester due to weather-related incidents.
To prepare for the storm, Dooley suggests students charge their cell phones and electronics whenever possible, locate batteries and a flashlight and check email and Twitter for updates. If the university experiences a power outage, the community will update its members with plans for food and shelter.