Caldwell college is among one of the New Jersey colleges that will remain closed after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Eastern Coast only a few days ago. According to officials from Rutgers, the Campden campus did not sustain as much damage as the Newark and New Brunswick campuses, and so while the former will reopen on Thursday, the latter colleges will only resume classes on Monday. This is only a small fraction of the institutions that are currently closing their doors to students who are thinking about returning to their schools; in fact, those who are home are being strongly advised to remain there until further notice.
Students Moved to Piscataway Residence
The situation is similar across NJ as schools try to clean up the mess that was caused by the hurricane and care for the many students who chose not to go home before the storm. According to officials, some of the students that remained behind will be moved to the Piscataway residence building from the New Brunswick dorms; this is because of the damage that was caused to the water pumping station within New Brunswick. Officials made a statement about the move, saying that, “while we regret the inconvenience of these actions, they are necessary to ensure the health and safety of our students.”
Caldwell College Remains Closed
Caldwell will be closed along with many other NJ colleges until Saturday at least, a university official stated recently. This institution did not sustain terrible damages during the storm, but it did experience a power outage, as well as more than a few fallen trees. At the moment the buildings are being powered by generators, and the spokeswoman for the college, Colette Liddy, has stated that the students “are well cared for and certainly well fed.” Other institutions that chose to cancel classes today include Montclair State University, Seton Hall University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. In a statement made recently by officials within Montclair to students thinking about coming back to class, “If you are safe at home, stay there.”
It seems that Caldwell College will remain closed until November 5th – until the school reopens, all classes have been canceled. In a statement made by a spokesperson of the institution, “we encourage students off campus to remain off campus until the college regains power and reopens.” Students are being advised to listen out for more information concerning when the classes are going to reopen.