The following is a press release from Western Connecticut State University.
"Due to worsening projections for the path and intensity of Hurricane Sandy, Western Connecticut State University will be closed Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.
All classes and other normal operations will be suspended and residential students will be asked to return to their homes. Accommodations for those students who cannot leave will be made at Pinney and Centennial halls on the Westside campus. These residence halls have emergency power back-up. Limited food service also will be provided.
The university will review and amend these plans as new information about Sandy’s path, speed, and intensity become available. Any changes will be announced on the WCSU website, www.wcsu.edu, the Facebook page and Twitter feed and through the university’s MIR3 emergency communication network. Students who have not signed up for MIR3 can do so at http://www.wcsu.edu/ens/disclaimer.asp."
This announcement arrived the same day that Danbury, Bethel and other area school districts announced they would close Monday and Tuesday as well.