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Georgetown University Readies for Worst of Sandy, Shelter in Place Warning Pending

The University is closed Monday and will remain closed Tuesday.

Updated 9:40 p.m. Oct. 29

Georgetown University alerted the campus community "to shelter indoors" just after 5:30 p.m. Monday via HOYAlert (text/voice message/email).

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Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, Chief of Police Jay Gruber and Georgetown University Student Association President Clara Gustafson surveyed campus in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy Monday, according to a GU spokeswoman. The university is closed Monday and all GU campuses city-wide will remain closed Tuesday.

DeGioia stopped by Department of Public Safety headquarters and Leo's to thank emergency personnel for reporting for work even when the rest of the campus is closed, according to an email from Rachel Pugh, a spokeswoman for the University.

The university is providing "Grab 'n Go" meals to students, who are encouraged to stock up before storm conditions prevent them from going outside later. 

According to a tweet from the university twitter account, GU will announce a "shelter-in-place" warning as early as 4 p.m.

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