Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 15:10
Quinnipiac is getting ready for what is predicted to be a historical storm. Hurricane Sandy is on the move up the east coast and will be sweeping through Connecticut on the night of Monday, Oct. 29.
Quinnipiac announced at around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday night that the University would be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Since that time, the university has been closing, cancelling and re-writing schedules to accommodate for the students and the storm.
As a precautionary measure to prevent flooding, the Quinnipiac facilities department has placed sand bags in places, such as around the Faculty Office Building, that have flooded during past storms. Pine Grove, between Tator Hall and the College of Arts and Sciences will also be closed for safety reasons.
Public safety has announced that the shuttles will run on a modified shuttle schedule. Any student that requires emergency transportation between the Mount Carmel Campus and the York Hill Campus can request transportation by calling public safety.
Chartwells has announced that the cafeteria on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses will be open until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. An email sent out from Chartwells announced that the Bobcat Den will be closed for staff safety reasons.
Registration days for classes for the spring semester have also been changed due to the storm. According to MyQ a modified course registration schedule will be announced.
York Hill residence halls experienced a short power outage at 2:33 p.m. as the University switched over to generator-based power.
Be sure to follow The Quad News on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates during the storm. Follow the storm on Twitter by hashtaging #QUSandy