Hurricane causes campus closure through Friday

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As a result of Hurricane Sandy, academic buildings located near the back of campus are without power, according to an email from College Relations on Tuesday. For this reason, the College will be closed through Friday, Nov. 2.

“Throughout our region, damage from Hurricane Sandy has been unprecedented and power outages in New Jersey will be longterm. PSE&G is unable to provide a date or time for return of service,” the email stated.

Regarding damage on campus, “Some fencing by the tennis courts is down, as are several trees, but we are still assessing damage,” said Matt Golden, associate vice president for Communications and College Relations, in an email.

According to the email from College Relations, students are encouraged to proceed with caution when traveling around campus, because grounds crews are still assessing and dealing with the damages from the high winds of the storm

There are adequate power and supplies for the students already on campus, but students, faculty and staff who are currently off campus are encouraged not to return at this time, the email continued.

Eickhoff Dining Hall will be open on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday. The C-Store is open Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the email said.