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Area universities issue statements on Hurricane Irma

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Universities throughout the Coastal Empire are issuing statements on Hurricane Irma. Here is the latest from school officials.

From Georgia Southern University:

At this time, we do not have any determinations related to campus closures or other precautions that may be necessary.

Administrators are closely monitoring conditions. With so much uncertainty, there have not been any determinations related to campus closures or other precautions.

Armstrong State University:

Armstrong State University's Savannah campus and the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday (9/7). Officials say all residential students must leave as a precaution, and the university will have transportation available for them. 

Savannah College of Art and Design:

For the Savannah College of Art and Design, they've decided to postpone the start of the Fall 2017 quarter. That covers classes for the Savannah and Atlanta campuses, as well as eLearning. SCAD will relocate on-campus Savannah students who cannot leave on their own to the Atlanta campus. SCAD will relocate students Thursday, Sept. 7, beginning at 11 a.m. SCAD Savannah campus will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 8 for the duration of the storm.

Savannah State University:

Classes are cancelled Friday (9/8) through Tuesday (9/12). Residential students can begin to evacuate on Friday.

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