Winter weather information
Winter weather in the Augustana area begins in late November. Temperatures will often fall below 0º Celsius (32º F). January is the coldest month and may have temperatures and wind chills well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow often covers the ground for long periods from December through mid-March but can start as early as November and last until April.
During winter it is important to wear heavy coats, gloves, scarves, boots and hats to protect from the cold and wind.
In general, Augustana will remain open provided campus buildings are accessible.
The college relies on its facilities staff to report on conditions on campus and their ability to clear snow and/or ice; and National Weather Service forecasts and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) guidance on the safety of forecasted conditions.
Any impact to normal schedules will be communicated via Augie Alerts.
• If the college is on break and the weather may impact students returning to campus, a decision will be made on the day preceding the start of class after break.
• If classes are in session, a decision to cancel or delay will be communicated to campus by 6 a.m.
• Weather events that may impact campus during the day also will be communicated via Augie Alert.
In all weather situations, it is ultimately the personal responsibility of faculty, staff and students to make their own decisions regarding attendance and to use their judgment concerning travel conditions.