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Spring 2017 dates & winter weather policy

Southern Connecticut State University

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy January! We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a wonderful holiday break and are ready for 2017!

The Student Affairs staff is excited and ready to welcome students back to campus for the start of the spring semester. We have prepared an exciting Week of Welcome (WOW) with an array of parties, programs, lectures, sports, music events, movie nights and other fun activities to warmly welcome the students and get them ready for the academic work of the new semester.

As the University prepares for their return, we want to remind you of:

Important spring semester dates

Monday, January 16

Residence halls reopen at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 17

First day of classes for the spring 2017 semester

Friday-Monday, February 17-20

Presidents Weekend — the University will be closed

Sunday–Saturday, March 13–19

Spring Recess — no classes

Friday, April 14

Day of Reflection — the University will be closed that weekend, April 14-16

May 6–12

Final Exam Week

Winter Weather Policies

Winter can be full of weather surprises, so please remind your student that on days when snow and/or ice is in the forecast, university closings, delayed openings or early dismissal announcements will be made by 6 a.m. via the following:

  • Campus-wide e-mail
  • University home page (
  • Facebook
  • Area media (radio and TV)
  • Southern Alert Mass Notification System

If the University is open for part of the day, announcements regarding afternoon classes will be made by 10:00 a.m., evening classes by 2:00 p.m., and distributed as listed above.

Please note that the WeatherChek phone line 392-SNOW is no longer in service.


The decision to close the University or delay the opening is based solely on the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

For more information, please visit:

Again, we send warm January greetings to you and your family. Please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments to share.

Best wishes, 

SCSU Office of Student Affairs

Southern Connecticut State University

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