It's just not the same as waiting for a snow day when you were in high school. The stakes are higher now, every person is for themselves.
1. The Forecast
Your town is getting an unknown amount of snow ranging from just rain to a couple of inches to a full out nor'easter. If you commute, you wish for your school to cancel class just because you hate driving in the snow. Who doesn't? Do meteorologists actually know what is going on or do they just wing it like everybody else?
2. The Rumors
"I hear it's so bad that class is gonna be canceled." "The weather app said it's supposed to snow 100%." "It might get canceled because the roads are so bad as a result of our town sucking at plowing." That one hits home.
3. Checking the Closings/Delays
It starts by you just needing to know whether you have class or not. Do you need to leave your house/dorm a little early to compensate? You don't want to, but your hopes tend to rise a tad.
4. Checking the Forecast
Maybe the weather forecasts have all agreed upon a designated amount or an amount that is at least within five inches of each other. Your hopes continue to rise.
5. Checking the Closings/Delays (again)
Surrounding college campuses have began to either close or set a delay. Hopes have fully risen, there is no turning back now.
6. Checking the Forecast (again)
You cross your fingers that you'll be hit with a blizzard hard enough to halt Santa in his Christmas Eve travels. Rudolph who?
7. The Expected Amount of Snow Falls
What does Mother Nature have against you?
8. The Expected Amount of Snow Rises
You take it back, Mother Nature is the best.
9. It Begins to Snow
Everyone has to post on social media that is snowing outside. No exceptions.
10a. Class Not Canceled or Delayed *sad face*
Everyone who didn't study or complete a certain assignment that was due is now screwed.
10b. Class is Delayed!
And you still have class. Why did you pick such a late afternoon time slot?
10c. Class is Delayed! (Part 2)
And you don't have class!
10d. CLASS IS CANCELED!
Woo! Time to spend all day watching Christmas movies and cuddled in a blanket because it feels like the Arctic in your dorm because windows without a draft are not a thing in college.
10. Snow Play Time!
Regardless of the outcome, kids from out of state go in play in the white new substance. The amount of random snowmen and attempted snow igloos around campus is astonishing.
Extra: Get Pelted in the Face with Snowball
The culprits are your friends or randoms who are playing with the snow. Seriously, what's the deal? I didn't even enjoy playing in it when I was little.
May you have all the snow days your heart desires while not having to make them up. Hopefully, you don't have one of those professors who assigns online work for a snow day. Happy holidays to all and to all a good night!
- 8 Ways College Kids Can Waste 8 Hours On A Snow Day ›
- College Snow Day Activities ›
- 7 Reasons Snow Days In College Are So Much Better Than In High ... ›
- 10 Ways To Spend Your College Snow Day ›
- 5 Reasons College Snow Days Are The Best ›
- From a College Girl in Need of a Snow Day ›