URI cancels classes today
and Friday to prepare for
The University is taking the following steps to prepare for Hurricane Floyd:
· Classes at the Kingston, Providence and Bay campuses are canceled today, Sept.
16, at 12:30 P.M. and all day Friday, Sept. 17.
· All buildings, except residence halls, will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. today,
Sept. 16. All remaining events scheduled today are canceled.
· All recreational facilities, including the Mackal Field House and the Tootell
Physical Education Center will close at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16, and will remain closed
until at least 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17.
The University Libraries at all three campuses will close today, Thursday, September
16, 1999 at 4:30 P.M. They will reopen tomorrow at noon
unless there continues to be a weather or power emergency. Please call the respective
libraries on Friday to be sure they are open. The numbers are:
Kingston Library: 874-2673
Pell Library (Narragansett): 874-6161
CCE Library (Providence): 277-5130
· URI Dining Services will close Butterfield and Roger Williams Dining Halls at
6:30 tonight, Sept. 16. Hope Dining Hall and the Ram's Den will close at 3 p.m. today.
Hope Corner Store and Late Nite will not open this evening.
· To be prepared for the possibility of dining halls being closed on Friday, students
must pick up this afternoon or early this evening breakfast, lunch and dinner meals
from Butterfield or Roger Williams Dining Halls to take back to their rooms for meals
Updates about any further URI cancellations due to Hurricane Floyd will be aired on:
Television Stations, Channels, 6, 10, 12. Radio, WRIU (90.3) FM; WWRX (103.7 FM); WERI
(1230 AM-99.3 FM); WPRO (630 AM); WHJJ (920) AM; AND WADK (1540) AM. Or call URI's main
line at 874-1000, or the Snow Line at 874-SNOW (7669).
Employees are expected to report to work or discharge vacation or personal time if they
plan to leave. They must notify their supervisor.
The Dept. of Communications/News Bureau will notify the news media and the University
community on storm updates.
For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 874-2116, home 783-2522