VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has canceled classes at its Vermillion campus due to the forecasted weather conditions that include extreme cold temperatures and a severe wind chill warning. Classes will be canceled until 8 a.m. Thursday. Online classes will continue as scheduled.
Residence halls will remain open and dining operations will provide service during the closure from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for students living on campus.
Wind chill is expected to reach as low as minus 39 on Tuesday night, reaching as low as minus 40 on Wednesday. The National Weather Service considers these temperatures to be potentially life-threatening if exposed to the elements for even a brief period of time. Frostbite can occur to exposed skin in as little as five minutes.
Students living on campus may direct questions to their residence hall directors or community assistants.