A revised severe weather policy in effect for 2020-21 has established the elimination of snow days and a shift to online classes for students.

Approved by Creighton’s Critical Incident Response Team, it was announced that “In the event of severe weather that previously would have warranted closure of the University, all in-person classes at Creighton’s Omaha campus will be moved to an online format at their regularly scheduled times.”

Those students who partake in clinicals and laboratories have been advised to await instruction from their college or school, and “essential personnel will be required to report to campus.”

Although this change is necessary for the 2021 academic year to reach completion, some students are finding it difficult to embrace such a drastic change.

“It’s going to be difficult this semester not even having snow days, especially when we don’t have a spring break or anything,” said Lucy Rankin, a Heider College of Business senior.

Madi Peters, a College of Arts and Sciences junior, also said the change would be a new adjustment.

“Snow days are something that’s existed our whole lives, and I don’t see why they should be taken away now,” Peters said.

Despite opposition shown by many students, Peters shed light on a positive aspect of this situation for commuter students.

“I am a commuter, so for me I really appreciate snow days because it’s hard to get to campus,” Peters said.

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