HAYS, Kan. -

Four of the state's seven regent schools closed Tuesday as a winter storm dumped several inches of snow across Kansas.

Emporia State, Fort Hays State and Washburn Unversities later cancelled classes Tuesday afternoon.

About four inches of snow fell on the ground in Hays by mid-morning. Some students weren't thrilled about walking to class in the snow.

"You just gotta go to school," said student Mike Thompson. "You can't do anything about it."

But others weren't surprised.

"I knew Ed Hammond wouldn't close," student Andy Schmidtberger said.

When campus closed at 1 p.m., students who made it to campus in the morning were concerned about how to get home. Road conditions worsened several hours later since their morning commute.

Wichita State, Kansas State and Emporia State Universities cancelled classes for Wednesday.