William & Mary

Weather-related updates

For information on schedule changes or closures due to weather, please continue to check this page. - Ed.

Feb. 20, 8:15 a.m.

Please exercise caution when parking and walking on campus parking lots we still have areas that are covered with ice/snow.

Level 3 of the Parking Deck remains partially closed due to ice. The barricades have been adjusted to open up a section that is free of ice. DO NOT move, drive around or park beyond the barricades and coned off areas, these areas are designated as No Parking Zones and are unsafe to park and walk on.

Violators will be ticketed.

The Green line is up and running serving all published stops, The Ludwell Complex loop is back in service. The bus is an efficient way to traverse campus from some of the outlying parking areas that are clear and free of snow and ice. From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm the Trolley and Green line overlap on the route between the NW and SW side of campus. The interval between each is only 15 minutes. The trip from the W&M Hall lot to the MSOB is less than 5 minutes.

Bill Horacio III

Director, Parking & Transportation

Feb. 19, 4:05 a.m.

Due to weather-related conditions, the Provost has decided the College will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 19. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Essential personnel should report as scheduled by their supervisors.

Everyone is cautioned to be careful when driving or walking on campus due to potentially icy conditions.

If additional updates are necessary, we will communicate those through the emergency notification system, local media and the College's website at www.wm.edu.

Sam Jones, Chair
W&M Emergency Management Team

Feb. 18, 11:15 a.m.

The majority of the parking areas on campus have been plowed and are available for use. Level 3 of the Parking Deck is a work in progress, to reduce the risk of an accident it will remain closed until the ramps are free of ice and snow.

Please exercise caution and plan accordingly for possible delays. Striped lines are not clearly visible so please be carefull when getting in and out of a space.

Bill Horacio III

Feb. 17, 4:50 p.m.

Dear William & Mary community:

Due to anticipated early-morning conditions, the Provost has decided the College will open at noon on Wednesday, February 18. This means College offices will open at noon and classes will resume a normal schedule as of noon Wednesday. Essential personnel should continue to report as directed by their supervisors.

Here is an update on campus services for Wednesday:

The Commons and Sadler Center dining halls will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sadler dining hall will be open for Late Night from 8 p.m. to midnight on Wednesday. The Marketplace dining hall in the Campus Center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The Student X-change will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight and Tribe Market in the Commons will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. All dining locations will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, February 19. Please visit www.wm.edu/auxiliary for updates on hours of operation.

The Student Recreation Center and Swem Library will open Wednesday at noon.

The William & Mary Bookstore will be open Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) will resume the Green Line at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, if conditions permit. For the latest information on all bus lines, please call WATA's weather line at 757-220-5493 and press option 1.

Please continue to use caution when walking across campus or traveling in the morning. College staff have been working diligently since Monday night to clear sidewalks, parking lots and steps, but there could be some icy spots.
 
If additional updates are necessary, we will communicate those through the emergency notification system, local media and the College's website at www.wm.edu.

Sam Jones, Chair
W&M Emergency Management Team

Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Dear William & Mary community:

The William & Mary Emergency Management Team continues to monitor conditions related to the winter storm and will update you late today regarding implications for classes, activities on campus and office hours on Wednesday. The College remains closed on Tuesday.

Here is an update on campus services:

The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) has suspended all bus lines Tuesday due to road conditions.

The Commons and Sadler dining halls will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, the Student X-change will be open until midnight and Tribe Market will be open until 11 p.m. Visit www.wm.edu/auxiliary for updates on hours of operation.

The Student Recreation Center and Swem Library remain closed on Tuesday. As a reminder, campus users can access the library's electronic resources -- databases, e-books and e-journals -- off-campus by using their W&M user ID at http://swem.wm.edu/.

The William & Mary Bookstore will be open today from noon until 7 p.m. Please check www.wm.edu/auxiliary for updates on hours.

William & Mary Police advise community members to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. If you are on campus, please use extreme care while walking to dining halls or other locations. College staff have been working diligently to clear sidewalks, parking lots and steps, but there still may be slick spots.

As additional updates are necessary, we will communicate those through the emergency notification system, local media and the College's website at www.wm.edu.

Sam
Jones, Chair
W&M Emergency Management Team

Feb. 16, 5 p.m.
Level 3 of the parking deck will close at 5 pm today.

Due to the exposed nature of the top level of the Parking Deck it is necessary to close it and restrict use when anticipating periods of snow and ice. Level 3 will close today at 5 pm and remain closed until clear of snow and ice. As soon as able we will clear, treat and prepare the flat areas for use, the sloped areas will be reopened as weather and conditions permit.

To check on the staus of the deck before arrival on campus call Parking Services at 221-4764 or visit
http://www.wm.edu/offices/auxiliary/parkingandtransportation/advisories-parking/index.php

Bill Horacio  III
Director, Parking & Transportation
Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m.

Dear William & Mary community:

Due to anticipated weather conditions, William & Mary will close Monday evening at 7 p.m. and remain closed on Tuesday, February 17. The Provost has cancelled all classes and non-academic activities during the hours the College is closed. This includes all meetings and events after 7 p.m. on Monday and all of Tuesday. Essential personnel should report to work as directed by their supervisors.

According to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Williamsburg area is expected to see six or more inches of snow and sleet beginning Monday afternoon with heaviest snowfall occurring in the late evening hours. A mixture of snow and sleet is expected to continue until late Tuesday morning. Due to subfreezing temperatures and icy conditions, all students, faculty and staff should exercise extreme care while walking and driving on campus; use hand rails wherever possible. Conditions are expected to be more severe north of Williamsburg.

Below is a list of modified hours of operations for campus-related services on Monday and Tuesday:

On Monday, the Marketplace dining hall in the Campus Center will close at 5 p.m. The Commons and Sadler Center dining halls will close at 8 p.m. The Student X-change in Sadler will close at midnight and Tribe Market in Commons will close at 11 p.m.  On Tuesday, Commons and Sadler will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Student X-change will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight and Tribe Market will be open from 11 a.m to11 p.m.  Visit www.wm.edu/auxiliary for updates on hours of operation.

The Student Recreation Center and Swem Library will close at 7 p.m. Monday and remain closed on Tuesday. As a reminder, campus users can access the library’s electronic resources -- databases, e-books and e-journals -- off-campus by using their W&M user ID at https://swem.wm.edu/

The William & Mary Bookstore will close at 6 p.m. on Monday. Please check www.wm.edu/auxiliary for Tuesday operations.

The Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) will stop the green line at 8 p.m. on Monday. Other lines will continue until 9 p.m. if conditions permit. Please check www.gowata.org for latest updates.

William & Mary Emergency Management, Public Safety, and other administrative personnel will continue to monitor the winter storm.  As additional updates are necessary, we will communicate those through the emergency notification system, local media and the College’s website at www.wm.edu.

Sam Jones

Chair, W&M Emergency Management Team