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Res hall students to move into gym

To ensure the safety of our resident students, we are going to ask all of them to leave their rooms beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday and go to the Spiro Sports Center gymnasium for the evening. Residential Education staff will guide this move.
Please prepare a bag with any necessities for an overnight stay in the Spiro gymnasium.  This would include:

  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • soap
  • towel
  • medications
  • a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow
  • portable electronics
  • books, cards, games
  • flashlight
  • and any other things that might help to make this more comfortable.

Campus dining services will be providing drinks and food, and there will be many staff members on hand to help.
All campus buildings will then be locked and secured beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
When you leave your room, be sure to:

  1. close all windows
  2. move items away from windows
  3. take things off the floor
  4. unplug any appliances, lamps and electronics, and
  5. lock your door.

Once you are evacuated, you won't be able to re-enter your room until buildings have been inspected and cleared by our staff.
Please understand that, for your own safety, once you have been checked in to the gym, Public Safety will not permit you to leave the Spiro Sports Center until the storm has passed.
Remember, let Residential Education staff know if you plan to leave campus. If you do leave, please consider taking a friend with you. It is important that you let Res Ed know what your plans are by noon Saturday or earlier. This is so that we can account for everyone and focus our effort on those who are here.
If you have not yet come to campus, please stay home until Monday.

Please email Res Ed if you are leaving campus. Please tell them where you are going, and provide a contact number.

Orientation activities cancelled or rescheduled
All Saturday orientation activities have been rescheduled (tentatively) for Monday.
Sunday's orientation activities have been canceled.

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