Kent State cancels daytime classes due to weather, operations resume at noon

Daniel Moore

Inclement weather from outer bands of Hurricane Sandy prompted Kent State’s main campus to cancel all daytime classes before 4:15 p.m.

Evening classes will proceed as scheduled, and campus operations will resume at noon, wrote Eric Mansfield, executive director of University Media Relations, in an email.

Mansfield provided the following updates, as of 11:30 a.m.:

· Student employees should report to work when campus operations begin at noon.

· Campus police report no significant damage or incidents related to the storm.

· PARTA service to Kent State University has been decreased today. Still, two campus loop and three stadium loop buses are running. Shuttle services to and from Akron and Cleveland will continue with normal operating times throughout the day.

· No nursing clinicals today. Students should stay in touch with their faculty for further guidance.

· Not everyone received the text alert when the decision was made to cancel classes on the main campuses. The university is checking into the problem. The vendor Kent State uses for mass text messaging was also involved in communications up and down the east coast and transmitted a large volume of information.

· Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine is closed all day.

For more information, visit Kent State’s advisory page.