In the face of Hurricane Sandy's continued northward trek, the University of Maryland is closing Monday. The university said that it made this decision out of commitment to safety for faculty, staff and students.
At this point the university has not announced a Tuesday closure, but said they would announce it no later than 6 p.m. Monday. UMD advises monitoring its homepage and local television and radio broadcasts for additional updates.
The university said it provides its own power and has back-up generators to provide essential power. So several university services and centers will be available.
The dining halls will remain open, though its hours may not follow its regular schedule. The Eppley Recreation Center will also be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as overnight Monday for students who need someplace to sleep, according to the university. Cots and linens will be available.
Keep these sources of information handy:
- University emergency text alerts are available online.
- Campus emergency (301) 405-3333 or #3333 on cell phones. If early warning sirens sound on campus, information can be found on 1640 AM radio, 88.1 FM, Comcast cable channel 76 (UMTV) or x5-SNOW, which is (301) 405-7669)
See additional safety advice on the university's website.