University of Delaware

Class suspended Wednesday, offices closed Tuesday

UD classes delayed until at least Nov. 1, offices closed Oct. 30


3:28 p.m., Oct. 29, 2012--The University of Delaware has pushed back the resumption of classes at least a day and extended the office closing through Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

Classes are now suspended on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will not resume until Thursday, Nov. 1, at the earliest.

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All UD offices will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Only essential personnel should report, and they may need to check with their supervisors. 

Members of the UD community are reminded that the governor has declared a Level 2 driving restriction, which means only persons who are deemed essential personnel to core functions may drive on the highways.

Latest announcements

The Morris Library will be open from noon to 5 p.m., today, Oct. 30. The building will be open as a study area but no services are available. (Updated at 10:40 a.m., Oct. 30.)

UD Dining operations are closed through Tuesday, Oct. 30. All residential dining halls (Kent, Russell, Rodney and Pencader) will open on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the following times: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for brunch, and 5-7:30 p.m. for dinner. All retail locations remain closed through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Dining Services will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as future hours of operation can be determined for each dining location. Check for further updates. (Updated at 6:25 p.m., Oct. 29.)

Carpenter Sports Building will be open from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, and plans to resume normal hours on Wednesday, Oct. 31. (Upated at 10:53 a.m., Oct. 30.)

UD Transit bus service is suspended. 

The gates on all University parking garages are raised. 

The UDairy Creamery remains closed today.

The Lewes Campus is closed due to the Delaware State of Emergency. Offices are closed, and only essential personnel are asked to report. 

For students

Classes are suspended at least through Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will not resume until Thursday, Nov. 1, at the earliest, pending the impact of Hurricane Sandy. 

Students should check the University’s home page at to learn when the classes will resume and to find out about other cancellations or reschedulings.

For updates and additional information, all members of the University community should check the homepage or UD's official Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Additional cancellations and reschedulings

The following activities are canceled or rescheduled:

Tuesday, Oct. 30: The Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown is closed. All public programs at Carvel are canceled through Wednesday. (Updated at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 29.)

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Dining halls are closed. 

Tuesday, Oct. 30: The University Bookstore will be closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: UD Ice Arenas are closed. 

Tuesday, Oct. 30: The Early Learning Center, the Laboratory Preschool and The College School are closed. 

Tuesday, Oct. 30: UD men's soccer match vs. UNCW has been rescheduled to 7 p.m., 

Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Delaware Mini-Stadium.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: A Department of Music performance by John David Smith and Julie Nishimura is canceled.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: The UD-Peking University Distinguished Scholar Lecture on "Wine Culture of China" is canceled. 


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