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Virginia State University cancels classes and sets up shelter for students and students from Norfolk State University

Published date: September 13, 2018

Due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Florence, Virginia State University administration cancelled classes through Friday, September 14. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 17.

“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority for the University,” said President Makola M. Abdullah, Ph.D.

Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, various colleges and universities announced closings due the anticipated inclement weather. For example, Norfolk State University (NSU) announced earlier this week a mandatory evacuation for their campus due to the threat of significant flooding in their area. That announcement led to an agreement for VSU to shelter some of NSU students.

On today, September 12, 130 NSU students arrived to VSU’s campus for shelter along with 20 NSU staff members. They will be sheltered separately from VSU students.

Other University cancellations include the following:

  • Board of Visitors’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Virginia Hall, Room 310;
  • Board of Visitors’ regular meeting and the dinner honoring outgoing Board members scheduled for Friday, September 14 in the Gateway Dining & Events Center; and
  • The Trojan Football game against the Falcons of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday, September 15 has been postponed. A reschedule date will be determined and made public.
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