Tulane closes all New Orleans campuses for Tuesday 9/4 in light of Tropical Storm Gordon


In light of Tropical Storm Gordon sending heavy rain to the New Orleans area, Tulane University has closed all New Orleans campuses and has cancelled all classes for Tuesday, Sept. 4 as of 4 p.m.  Online classes will go on as scheduled.

Campus dining services will remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. All events scheduled after 4 p.m. will be rescheduled.

Additionally, the university has closed its Biloxi campus Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5.

“In the case of a strong tropical storm or minimum hurricane, Tulane may choose to shelter in place, which involves sheltering students on campus and keeping them in their residences or designated shelters throughout campus until the storm passes,” President Mike Fitts said.  “Weather experts are in agreement that Gordon is going to be primarily a rain event for the New Orleans area with minimal wind or storm surge.”

The university plans to reopen New Orleans campuses Wednesday morning.

More updates to come.

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