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Preparing for this weekend's winter storm

18 January 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Ithaca and all of Central New York, with heavy snow expected Saturday afternoon through midday Sunday, followed by very cold and windy weather. While we hope to keep all of our eateries open this weekend, we'll need to make adjustments if some staff can't safely get to campus.

Students at Balch Hall in the Snow

All campus eateries will close at 7pm Saturday if they're not already closing earlier in the day as scheduled. We'll update Sunday's hours as soon as possible.

Update: Café Jennie, Jansen's Market, Amit Bhatia Libe Café, and Keeton House Dining Room will be closed Sunday.

Rest assured that even if we have to further reduce some eatery hours or close some eateries due to staffing, we will always have food service available for all scheduled meal periods.

We will update our social media and Cornell Dining Now in the event any service changes are necessary this weekend. Follow Cornell Dining on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter to be the first to know about important updates or our events on campus, including free food opportunities!

Please note that McCormick's at Moakley House is holding Friday evening's postgame Hockey Happy Hour but Saturday's is canceled.

Cornell Athletics has rescheduled several events this weekend, and Cornell Concessions will be open at the rescheduled times for the events we're serving, such as the Cornell Track & Field Upstate Invitational, Big Red women's and men's basketball games vs. Columbia, and Big Red men's ice hockey vs. Dartmouth.

Got snacks? We suggest swinging by Bear Necessities, the Market at Cafe Jennie, or Jansen's Market ahead of the storm to pick up some non-perishable staples like Cornell's own fresh-ground peanut butter, Utz chips and salsa, or a few granola bars, in case you don't feel like venturing outside for meals this weekend!

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review's top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates 29 on-campus eateries -- which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores -- and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit

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