University closed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy

UPDATE: Oct. 29, 5:05 p.m.

Classes are also canceled Oct. 30, according to alerts sent out to the University community.

Metro will also close Tuesday morning, and D.C. schools and federal offices will remain closed, according to The Washington Post.

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UPDATED Oct. 29, 12:52 p.m.

The University closed Oct. 29, including on-campus classes and most food vendors, in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

Professors still may decide to hold classes online, and TDR and Tenley Cafe will remain open on a weekend schedule (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.) if they retain power, according to a memo sent to the University community on Oct. 28.

AU shuttles did not operate Oct. 29, according to AU’s website.

Bender Library was open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

The University advises students to check the Hurricane and Resource & Information Page for updates on University activities.

The federal government and a number of D.C. schools also shut down Oct. 29 ahead of the hurricane, which is expected to be one of the biggest in recent history to hit the eastern United States. Meteorologists expect power outages and floods across the region.

D.C., Maryland and Virigina all declared states of emergencies earlier this weekend. Metro closed Oct. 29, according to WMATA's news release.

Staff Writers Paige Jones and Samantha Hogan contributed to this report.

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