Winter Storm Delays Students’ Spring Break Travel Plans

Snowy conditions on Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Spring break is here, but Spring weather is an entirely different story.

Philadelphia and its surrounding areas were blasted by a powerful nor’easter that impacted several states, on Friday. On-campus winds reached speeds of more than 30-mph. The wintry mix and strong winds forced many trudging through campus to cling to streetlight poles to avoid being blown into the streets.

The storm arrived just ahead of Spring break –– on one of the semester’s biggest travel days for students –– forcing the cancellations of hundreds of flights, trains, and buses.

This morning, many of SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines are still delayed or suspended. Amtrak, Greyhound, and major airlines operating inside Philadelphia International Airport are also experiencing delays.

Students in residence halls, who have not applied for housing extensions, are expected to vacate the their dorms by 12 p.m. today. However, Resident Directors have sent notices to students, informing them that the university’s $50 fine for students without extensions will be waived for those who complete the housing extension and submit documented proof of canceled or delayed travel plans.

For more information on SEPTA’s amended schedules, visit

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