Classes to resume on Tuesday at noon
Classes are set to resume at noon on Tuesday and Auburn University will open to faculty at 7:45 a.m. after the remnants of Hurricane Irma passes through the area.
"We will continue to monitor this storm as it progresses and if conditions worsen, we will reevaluate the situation," said the University in an AU ALERT notification.
The impact of Hurricane Irma — which could bring wind gusts over 50 mph and several inches of rain — should begin to subside by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, according to National Weather Service.
The Edward Via College of Ostepathic Medicine, Auburn City Schools, Opelika City Schools and Lee County Schools will all be closed both Monday and Tuesday.
For students seeking shelter, Draughon Library and Greene Hall will be open on Monday. Green Hall will be open starting at 6 a.m. on Monday. The library C-store will be open until 11 p.m. on Sunday and will re-open at 7 a.m. on Monday.
The University recommends bringing non-perishable foods, water or a refillable container, medication, a change of clothing, sleeping supplies, toiletries, a cell-phone and chargers, a flashlight and cleaning supplies if students plan to bring their pets to Greene Hall.
The security shuttle will not run Monday night from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Common Book lecture event, headlined by author Dave Eggers, has been postponed because of travel issues related to Irma. His talk was scheduled for Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The new date and time has not yet been decided.
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