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UNIVERSITY PREPARED TO OPEN PENDING POWER RESTORATION

Old Dominion University is prepared to offer classes and resume operations pending the restoration of permanent power. Please consult the Web or call 683-3000 for information. The universty will be open Monday, unless otherwise announcced no later than 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

ODU will be closed Saturday and Sunday due to Hurricane Isabel. Classes are canceled and employees should not report to work. Students are urged to check this web site, local television and radio, or the university's information line at 683-3000 for further information.
INFORMATION FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS
All University residence halls were closed as of noon Wednesday. Students who had not made plans to leave the campus were evacuated to Longwood College in Farmville, Va., accompanied by university staff.

EMPLOYEE INFORMATION
The University will be closed Friday. Should the storm become severe, the university has an Emergency Disaster Leave policy for employees affected by the storm. Employees can access the policy at http://www.odu.edu/webroot/orgs/IA/university_news.nsf/articles/09172003114036AM.

ACCESSING INFORMATION
Besides the Web site and the phone numbers listed above, the University also will provide area televison and radio stations with pertinent closing and opening information. In addition, if the University Web site is not operational, Old Dominion has made arrangements with Virginia Tech (www.vt.edu) to post Old Dominion-related information.

PARENT INFORMATION
Due to the expected weather conditions, students from the university's residence halls were sent to Longwood College in Farmville, Va., accompanied by university staff. About 200 students boarded buses at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

This article was posted on: September 18, 2003

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114
http://www.odu.edu/news

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.