ATLANTA - The University of Georgia will be closed Monday in advance of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall in the state that day.
The university announced Saturday on Twitter that all classes and activities have been canceled for that day. All university residence halls and dining halls will remain open.
The school is providing emergency updates at emergency.uga.edu.
Here's the full statement from the university:
"Due to the pending impact of Hurricane Irma, the University of Georgia will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11. All classes, campus events and activities will be canceled during this time.
"A decision on the status of Tuesday operations will be made by noon on Monday.
"All university residence halls will remain open. For on-campus residents in University Housing, please contact your community front desk or RA with any questions or concerns. If you become aware of any facilities-related problems, please report them.
"All dining halls will remain open. Campus transit is continuing normal operations and will continue operating unless weather conditions make it unsafe to do so. Please continue to check emergency.uga.edu for updates and other safety information.
"To view the inclement weather policies for Dining Services, visit: https://dining.uga.edu/about/policies.
To view the inclement weather policies for Transportation and Parking Services, visit: https://transit.uga.edu/transit-information/inclement-weather.
Designated Employees — employees identified by their department or unit as necessary to the maintenance and operations of the university — are expected to report on time unless conditions prevent safe travel. Designated Employees should contact their supervisors for additional information.
"The university will provide updates as conditions warrant. Please go to this site for further updates: emergency.uga.edu
"To verify your emergency contact information, go to ugaalert.uga.edu.
"The safety and security of the university community is our top priority."