Snow day on the Hill

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 in Campus News and News

KU’s Lawrence campus was shut down for several days because of the winter snowstorm that moved through Kansas.

Thursday’s classes were canceled around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the middle of the KU vs. Oklahoma State men’s basketball game. Facebook and Twitter exploded with status updates from excited students, and it happened all over again the next day when the decision was made to close campus on Friday also.

Our favorite tweet was this one, which alumni who are not part of the millennial generation can surely appreciate:


Wondering how often classes have been canceled for weather-related reasons? According to the Office of Public Affairs, around twenty times since 1972. Click here to see a list of the closures.

Staff photographer Dan Storey ventured onto the snowy campus this weekend to take some pictures around the Campanile, a popular sledding spot. Check out our slideshow below.

Weather reports indicate that more snow is on the way, and Lawrence is under a winter storm warning that starts early Monday morning and ends at noon on Tuesday.

There are several ways to find out if a decision is made to cancel classes again: call 864.SNOW or KU Info at 864.3506 or check online at If you’ve signed up for emergency text messaging notification, you’ll receive a text message with the news. If you haven’t signed up for this service, you can do so at– but be aware, there’s a delay between signing up and receiving notifications.

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