A curfew goes into effect Tuesday (Aug. 28) at 2 p.m. for all residents remaining on the Tulane University uptown campus. Students will be alerted by residence hall staff when the curfew is lifted.
Facility services staff began storm-proofing the windows of the Reily Student Recreation Center on Monday (Aug. 27) morning. The Reily Center will house hundreds of students as one of two on-campus storm shelters. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Mike Hogg, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, says the curfew is being implemented to protect curious students from wandering outdoors during any harmful weather conditions.
“We don’t anticipate any significant problems and we are working to make students as comfortable as possible,” says Hogg. “These weather events are not uncommon for southeast Louisiana and the university has initiated its storm plan.”
Meals will be delivered to residents during the curfew, as the Bruff dining hall will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the Lavin-Bernick Center will close at 2 p.m.
In addition to the curfew, Tulane University police officers will be present in residence halls as well as the on-campus shelters for added security.
As university staff members prepare for tomorrow’s (Aug. 28) opening of the on-campus shelters
, the Reily Student Recreation Center, which will host Irby and Phelps residents, will close to general members at noon. Aron residents will report to the Hertz Center.
Students in Irby, Phelps and Aron halls will need their Tulane IDs to gain admittance into the Reily and Hertz shelters.