With Hurricane Irene bearing down on Hampton Roads, Old Dominion University is closing its campus for the weekend and delaying the start of the fall semester by three days.
Residence halls will be closed at 7 p.m. today, and the entire campus will close at 5 p.m. Friday. The start of classes, which had been scheduled for Saturday, has been pushed back to Tuesday.
Students will be allowed to drop off their belongings until the dormitories close, but only at their own risk. They will be asked to sign waivers assuming responsibility for damage.
The university's Office of Housing and Residence Life will help find shelter for international and other students who have no accommodations.