Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements. snow closing guide
University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m.
All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.
Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15
Three other trips were focused on community service. Prosthetics and Orthotics clinical faculty member Paul Armstrong made his annual trip to Peru to provide prosthetic and other rehabilitative care to poor patients, many of whom are amputees and have spent years in wheelchairs. Mike Liguore, a physical therapy doctoral student in the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, traveled with Armstrong. They were accompanied by Steve Charry M’13, and Taber Hammond M’13, who earned their masters in prosthetics and orthotics last year. The group worked with the non-profit organization Dreaming & Working Together, which includes several clinicians from Hartford Hospital, and staff members from Hanger, Inc., a provider of prosthetics and orthotics. Armstrong blogged about their work while in Peru.
The University’s annual Alternative Spring Break trip was to Moore, Okla. More than three dozen students traveled there to help the city recover from last spring’s tornadoes that killed 24 people and caused nearly $2 million in damages. Led by staff advisors Matt Blocker-Glynn, director of the University’s Center for Community Service, and Sandi Smith, the Catholic campus minister, the students did volunteer work throughout the community. They also visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum that honors the victims and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing.
In addition, 20 members of the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and advisor John Mehm, director of the University's Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology, traveled to Monroe, N.C., this year. They worked on Habitat for Humanity projects in Monroe, as well as in Wadesboro, N.C., and Pageland, S.C.