The standing joke in Ithaca is that if you don't like the weather, just wait ten minutes. It'll change. Ithaca winters can be "unseasonably warm," but they can also be exceptionally snowy and icy. If you're planning to drive, give yourself time to adjust to slippery driving conditions.
Should there be a severe storm, up-to-date information on the status of classes and other activities is available at the following places:
- the University's Operating-Status web site
- the local radio station
Subscribe to the E-list for up-to-the-minute announcements of emergency action, transit delays, and road closings. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The body of the message is simply join. More detailed instructions on joining an E-List.
recorded messages at
Cornell University Inclement-Weather 255-3377 Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6790 Chemung County Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6791 Cortland Public Transit 758-3383 Tioga County Public Transit AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6793 Cornell Transportation Servivces AUDIX Bulletin Board 254-6794
For more information on the university's inclement-weather policy, check out the University's Inclement Weather Policy 8.2 and https://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/em/preparedness/Pages/Weather-Safety.aspx.