Although Welch said "nary a tear was shed" by students over missed class time, Sargent said he was a little disappointed.
"We got to have our morning classes, but it's going to put us behind in lab," Sargent said.
Classes are canceled today as well, and Welch said university staff is planning some entertainment for students. He said he appreciated everyone's flexibility and cooperation. Students and staff will be kept up to date through the internal global alert system.
At least 15 other colleges and universities across West Virginia canceled classes on all or some of their campuses Tuesday.
In Elkins, where it snowed more than 18 inches in 24 hours, students at Davis & Elkins College remained in good spirits, spokeswoman Carol Schuler said. The college installed generators at its student center, where it was providing light, heat and food, she said in an emailed update.
"The center will remain open 24/7 until the state of emergency is lifted. A square dance and other entertainment options are planned for this evening," Schuler said.
More than 40 counties closed or delayed public school on Tuesday. By 5 p.m., another five already had canceled classes for today.
Terry Hollandsworth, maintenance director for Kanawha County Schools, said facilities all over the county lost power.
He and his team spent Tuesday morning making sure the systems were running properly once power was restored. They planned to start early today with more maintenance work.
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