Despite snow, students will not lose reading day

Jill Martin

The persistent inclement weather has caused several problems this winter, but as of now the removal of the May 2 reading day is not one of them.

John Johannes, vice president of Academic Affairs, said, “The general consensus is that reading days are important to prepare for exams, so right now, we have no plans to cancel it.”

One of the reading days at the end of the spring semester was already removed from the calendar to accommodate the newly instituted Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

If the weather remains problematic, Johannes said, “We would have to go back and review the situation.”

The only possible make-up day is the reading day, since Johannes said that Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Easter Monday would not be considered as make-up dates.

Johannes said the University would inform the students, faculty and staff as soon as possible if the decision to relinquish the reading day were reversed.

Since the University has missed two Monday class days due to Martin Luther King Day and the massive blizzard of three weeks ago, professors who teach Monday night graduate classes have the option of using Easter Monday as a make-up day.