Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 at 5:11 pm in College Apps & Angst.
NEWEST UPDATE: UC San Diego, the University of San Diego and San Diego State have announced they are shutting down for the week. Classes will resume Monday. Chancellors at all three schools say students are safe, the campuses unthreatened, and dining halls and health services remain open. The closures are a health and safety precaution. Pepperdine University is re-opening for classes tomorrow.
EARLIER POST: The tragic wildfires in the Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County continue to impact SoCal universities. Students are safe, but several universities have been shut down as a precautionary health and safety measure. The University of San Diego has cancelled classes through tomorrow, Wednesday, and is offering pastoral care to anxious students and setting up a list of host families, in the event an evacuation is needed. Pepperdine remains closed, and all roads leading to campus have been shut down. UCSD is closed at least through tomorrow.
San Diego State is closed today. The school is offering its gymnasium as a shelter for displaced students and faculty. CSU Fullerton has reopened its Irvine campus, but CSU San Bernardino and CSU San Marcos remain closed. UC Irvine remains in session, with students urged to remain indoors as much as possible.
- Jackie Burrell