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Cold weather may not stop classes from taking place at the university level

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - With temperatures below zero Monday morning, many of the region's school districts have canceled school. Brigham Young University-Idaho sent a message to students Monday morning letting them know campus will remain open, but professors may cancel classes.

BYU-Idaho also encouraged students to bundle up and have something warm to help them as they travel to and from campus.

Local university students are encouraged to keep an eye on their school communication lines as professors may indeed cancel classes Monday, and if they do, messages will be sent to students through those communication lines.

While many students ended up with cancelled classes others still had to attend classes, for many the cold weather not closing campus down was not much of a surprise though they wished other classes had cancelled.

"I kind of expected them to not really shut down anything. I mean, that's typically how it goes around here in Rexburg. They just tell us to try and go from building to building rather than, you know, just walk completely across campus. But a couple of my classes did decide to go over Zoom and do a virtual instead of in class. But unfortunately, the one I'm going to right now isn't so. So I do have to walk across campus," Ryan Winder said.

"I'm not super worried about it. I don't have a whole lot of class today. In fact, I don't really have a whole lot to do. We're just walking to the gym, in fact. We don't have a whole lot going on, but I'm sure other people are feeling different," said Colin Lofgran.

Others wished they could've stayed home in the warm. "Honestly, I almost didn't even come today. My first class was canceled, but then came to this one, so I was not happy," said Jaxson Veselka.

Those that went to class had some that dressed up for the weather others wished they dressed a bit warmer.

"It's not too bad for myself, but I'm seeing some people. I saw somebody taking out the trash in just like a t shirt, it's like you're crazy what are you doing," said Micah Lofgran.

"I think if I was a little bit more nervous, I'd be wearing gloves and a hat," said Winder.

Other students also looked forward to getting warm as quick as they could. "It's always freakishly cold. I didn't want to park on campus because it's always so packed and stuff. I mean, walking around long distances every day. I got pretty sick of that. That's enough to turn you away from winter semester ," said Micah.

"I have a lot of studying I need to do, and I'm just ready to get it off my mind right now. So, I'm looking forward to getting back in one of, the buildings," said Winder.

All the students looked forward warming back up and encouraged others to bundle up and stay warm if they go outside.

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