Tulane College evacuates college students to Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KIAH) – On Monday, Tulane University sent a message to the entire student body that anyone remaining in New Orleans will be relocated to Houston starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday

We’ll close the campus and say the lessons will last until Sunday, December 12th.

Michael A. Fitts, President

Tulane University says the two-week canceled course will be postponed at the end of the semester, allowing for nearly two and a half months on campus upon their return. Classes will resume online Monday September 13 through Wednesday October 6 to give the city time to repair and restore power and other vital services.

Students who stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida are transported to Houston by bus. Tulane is currently building a hub in the city to provide board and lodging to students until they fly home at the university’s expense. If a student cannot return home, they will stay with Tulane staff in Houston until campus power is restored.

⚠️ Tomorrow at 10 a.m. we will start evacuating all remaining students on campus. If students evacuate themselves to another location, they must do so by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. Students are not allowed to be on campus after 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. See thread for more ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Z39ldIu6aL

– Tulane University (@Tulane) August 31, 2021

Tulane plans to return to face-to-face classes on October 6th, right after the fall break.

Tulane’s football and volleyball teams were evacuated before Ida hit Land. The soccer team trains in Birmingham, AL, while the volleyball team went to Tallahassee, FL.

On Monday evening it was decided that the Green Wave football season opener in Norman, OK., Will be played against the Sooners, in contrast to the originally planned location in New Orleans.

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