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Hurricane Sandy causes closures and precautions on campus

This sign hangs in Hausdoerffer Hall. Students on campus are encouraged to stay indoors until further notice.

In preparation for Hurricane Sandy, expected to hit the East Coast on Monday, the College closed all of its offices for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to an alert from College Relations sent on Sunday, Oct. 28 via email and text message.

As of 12 p.m. on Monday, students who are currently on campus are advised to stay indoors, another campus alert stated.

“If you are in a residence hall and have not done so already, please register with Residence Education Staff in your building’s office by 4 p.m.,” the email said. “Students who are staying at the Courtyard or Element hotels should notify the front desk that they are TCNJ students and are staying in the hotel.”

Because of fall break, students did not have classes scheduled on Monday and Tuesday.  Now classes are expected to resume at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the campus-wide alert.

Students who are currently on campus were encouraged to visit Eickhoff Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to pick up pre-packaged meals. The dining hall is expected to re-open Wednesday morning, the alert said.

Bags of prepared food are handed out in Eickhoff Hall on Monday morning to students currently on campus.

These pre-packaged meals are expected to feed the students for Monday night and all day Tuesday.

Each bag contained deli sandwiches (most were turkey, but vegetarian options were available), apples, Poptarts, water bottles, cookies, granola bars and supplies to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They also contained plastic utensils and condiments. Students were given a thermos to fill with a beverage of their choice from Eickhoff as well.

College Relations concluded its email by saying, “We will share more information and/or instructions as the storm progresses.”


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