The cold weather has universities canceling classes. One of those being South Dakota State University, which closed campus at 3:00 Tuesday afternoon until noon on Thursday.
Students are bundled up as they make their way across campus Tuesday, braving sub-zero temperatures to get to class, including sophomore Trent Francom.
“I live on the other side and I walked across today and I wasn’t very happy about it,” Francom said.
Fortunately, university officials made the decision to close campus due to the forecasted weather conditions.
“I was really surprised and happy they called off school,” freshman Megan White said.
So how will students be spending their time off from class?
“I’m not going to go outside; I’m going to be inside all day. So I will be in sweats, sweatshirts, blankets,” White said.
“We’re doing a little bit of homework today, trying to get some quizzes done, since no class, so there’s some time to do it, but mainly staying warm for sure,” junior Jacob Otta said.
Either way, students are looking forward to a break from classes with time to spend inside.
“I don’t know why it’s this cold, but it sucks. I don’t like living here really; I don’t like living in the cold,” White said.
“I wasn’t expecting it that’s for sure, but I’ve been freezing,” Francom said.”But apparently it’s supposed to be a lot colder so I figured it would happen eventually.”
USD also closed Tuesday and Wednesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday.