Sat., Feb. 6, 12:00 p.m.

Because of the weather, the University of Richmond will be closed Saturday, Feb. 6, communications announced.

All classes have been cancelled and all campus events have been cancelled except for:

--The Richmond-Temple men's basketball game, which will be played at 2 p.m. at the Robins Center. The game will also be televised on ESPN-U.

--The Westhampton College Ring Dance, which will be held as scheduled at The Jefferson Hotel. Special bus shuttle service between the campus and the hotel has been arranged, communications announced.

--Boatwright Library, which will be open on its normal Saturday schedule.

--All student programming in the Tyler Haynes Commons.

Additionally, Heilman Dining Center will open Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. But other dining locations and the University Book Store will be closed.

Richmond plans to operate on a normal schedule Sunday, communications announced. But most public events Sunday have already been canceled. The university events calendar has been updated with all cancellations.

Fri., Feb. 5, 2:00 p.m.

Because of the bleak weather, the University of Richmond will close at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Two to six inches of snow, mixed with some rain or sleet, could accumulate in Richmond, according to the National Weather Service. The outskirts, such as Short Pump and Ashland, could get more snow. Forecasts in western and northern Virginia have called for more than a foot of snow Friday.

University Communications sent an e-mail to all students, faculty and staff Friday afternoon to notify the university community of scheduling changes.

All classes are canceled, beginning at 3 p.m. and all Saturday classes are canceled. Additionally, all Friday afternoon and evening activities have been cancelled except for those in the Tyler Haynes Commons, which will be open with all student activities. Boatwright Library will remain open on its normal Friday and Saturday schedules.

Heilman Dining Center and Tyler's Grill will close at 7 p.m., and The Cellar will be closed.

The Richmond-Temple men's basketball game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Robins Center will be played.

The University plans to operate on a normal schedule on Sunday, but communications ask that students, faculty and staff check the Emergency Hotline (804-289-8760) for updates.

Contact staff writer Nick Mider at nick.mider@richmond.edu