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Information on Winter Storm Gia

Normal Operating Schedule

January 13, 2019, 5:40 pm

Dear William & Mary community:

Winter Storm Gia has been kind to the Williamsburg area. The trace amounts of snow that fell overnight have mainly been washed away by the rain that is falling today. Sidewalk and roadway conditions on campus are currently good. There could be some freezing overnight resulting in slick spots on steps and sidewalks so please use care when traveling on campus during the early morning hours.

William & Mary will be open Monday, January 14 under the normal operating schedule for Winter Break. Specific hours for Dining Services are available on their Facebook page at

If updates to the schedule are necessary, they will be communicated through the university's mass notification system. Those updates will also be posted on the W&M News Facebook and Twitter pages — and — and available through local media.

Sam Jones

Chair, Emergency Management Team

Information on Winter Storm Gia

January 11, 2019, 2:17 pm

Dear William & Mary community,

The Emergency Management Team is following a winter storm forecast to bring a combination of rain, ice and snow to areas of Virginia from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Particular caution is advised for those traveling through the northern and western parts of the state as heavy snow is possible from Baltimore to Richmond with ice and snow predicted in parts of western and central Virginia.

Residence Halls opened at 9 a.m. this morning as scheduled. The Center Court in Sadler opens today at 4:30 pm. Dining Services hours are available through the W&M Dining Facebook page at

The women’s and men’s basketball teams have home games this weekend. As of this message both of those games are proceeding as scheduled. Up-to-date game information is available on the Tribe Athletics’ website - - through the various teams' schedule links as well as through the athletic department’s Twitter page -

The eastern part of Virginia is near the rain/snow/ice line of the storm which introduces uncertainty into the forecast for the immediate Williamsburg and Hampton Roads areas. Currently, forecasters are calling for mixed precipitation with any snow accumulation between one to four inches. The EMT will continue to monitor the situation and will update the campus community as necessary.

In addition to receiving emergency messages via RAVE, the university’s mass notification system, you may also receive them by following the W&M News Facebook and Twitter pages - and - as well as through the W&M mobile app.

Sam Jones, Chair
Emergency Management Team