Friday, April 29, 2011

U of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Closes Early in Aftermath of Tornado

From the U of Alabama website:

Classes and Normal Operations Suspended; Update on Final Exams and Commencement

UPDATED Thursday, April 28, 4:45 p.m. - Normal operations are suspended as recovery efforts continue. The University will not conduct final exams next week as scheduled. Students will have the option of accepting their existing grades as of April 27, 2011, or they can take a final exam at a later date. For those students who request to take a final exam, faculty will have the option of scheduling the final exam on site when normal operations resume or via distance education means. Commencement exercises scheduled for May 7, 2011, have been rescheduled for Aug. 6, 2011, when May and August graduates will be recognized.

UA encourages all students who can safely return home to do so. If you are preparing to leave campus, please refer to the Alabama Department of Transportation's emergency road closures web site to plan the safest route to your destination. Information about airport shuttles is available by calling 348-RIDE. Residence halls will close for the semester as scheduled on May 7. Students whose homes have been damaged can go to the Rec Center for immediate housing. Power outages continue to be widespread across campus, and Mayor Maddox has requested that water use be restricted as much as possible…


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