Good news, fellow Rutgers students! I’m sure you’ve heard by now, but thanks to the big Nor’easter that swept through recently, all classes have been cancelled today (Monday) AND tomorrow (Tuesday)! As far as I know, this double-cancel is unprecedented in its scope. Even through the roughest blizzards and storms, Rutgers has always been a beacon of that mailman-mindset, “Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor wind, nor dead of night shall deter us from having classes as scheduled.”  But now, thanks to massive flooding of the Raritan river, we’ve been given a gift; a glorious four-day weekend, tucked nicely into the end of the semester.  So take advantage, Rutgers students.  Do whatever it is you kids do when you have free time… judging by my own experience, I assume that means plenty of Cartoon Network and crosswords.   If you want, keep reading to see the official notice from Rutgers, but it’s not necessary.

**** Campus Status Update ****

Classes are cancelled on Tuesday April 17, 2007 on all campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway.  Offices and departments will be open.

According to emergency management officials, Middlesex County has received nearly six inches of rain and more than 650 people have had to be evacuated from their homes. The county and the City of New Brunswick have, until further notice, declared states of emergencies.

Although Rutgers’ roads are passable, access to campus has been severely limited due to flooding of roads surrounding the campus.

Flooding in the Raritan Basin is expected to recede tomorrow. In order to help expedite clean-up and recovery, classes on all campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway will be CANCELLED on Tuesday, April 17, 2007. Offices and departments will be open.