Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Classes canceled for Monday, Oct. 29

Posted on October 28, 2012

Classes have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29, due to the impending storm. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and late this afternoon, he asked all schools and colleges in the Commonwealth to close tomorrow. While classes will not be held, the college will continue all essential services, such as the dining halls.

All non-essential personnel should not report for work. In departments that provide essential services, supervisors are responsible for coordinating schedules so that services continue.

Wheaton does not anticipate any further disruptions in campus services, but college staff will continue to closely monitor the circumstances and will implement appropriate contingency plans, should they prove necessary.

In preparation for the storm, we ask that students make sure that all windows in dorms are kept closed, that you have stocked up on any prescribed medications that you may require, keep cell phones and other mobile devices charged and, once the storm arrives, that you stay indoors.

Students with medical conditions who would require assistance if dorms are evacuated should notify residential life staff or your RA or AC so that they will be able to assist you as soon as possible.

Once the storm arrives, we suggest that you stay indoors. During any storm, we urge you to exercise caution to avoid falling debris and other unsafe conditions.

Public safety officials and other staff members will be in regular contact with Norton emergency officials as well as with the National Weather Service for updates on the hurricane. And we will keep the campus updated and informed as details unfold, via email, the emergency alert system, the Wheaton web site, Facebook and Twitter.

We encourage all students, faculty and staff to remain attentive to our website for updates. We want everyone to be safe.

If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

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