Amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life, there’s great wisdom in taking a step back and embracing the simplicity of a good old-fashioned snow day. This was the sentiment expressed by Sara Klein, vice president for student affairs at The Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey as she announced a rare snow closing on Tuesday due to an expected winter storm.
The decision to close was made in response to the severe weather forecast predicting significant snow accumulation in the Hoboken area. In an email, the university stated that all classes and office operations would be suspended for the day, to provide students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to safely enjoy the snowy conditions.
While Hoboken public schools also closed on Tuesday due to the storm’s timing and expected snowfall, it is rare for a college campus to shut down like this. The Stevens Institute of Technology made the decision to close its campus perched on Castle Point in Hoboken in light of impending winter storm and desire to provide its community with a break from their routine.