The University of Louisiana at Monroe canceled classes on Feb. 4, 5 and 9 due to deteriorating weather conditions.
Classes were canceled late in the afternoon after most students had already attended their early morning classes. The closing of the university only affected late classes and labs.
Although, the university did what they felt was best for students and faculty. Some thought canceling classes was a waste.
“I am very upset about classes being canceled,” said Sharon Helverson, junior mass communications major from Haughton.
“The weather wasn’t that bad and roads weren’t icy.”
Haughton said that canceling classes only piled up more work on an already heavy course load.
While some students fear that the snow day will hurt them academically, others were concerned with the idea that they would possibly be stuck at the university.
Instructors plan to follow their syllabus as closely as possible making minor adjustments to make up for the classes missed.
Kederick Wilson, a senior from Arcadia, said he isn’t bothered by the extra coursework that may possibly come along.
“I felt the university did the best they could by canceling classes and closing the university. It was the most effective thing to do, especially for the safety of commuters like myself who drive from Ruston,” Wilson said.