We've gotten calls from a few anxious parents who want to know if we will still be having information sessions and tours tomorrow and Saturday. At first, I thought people were assuming that our buildings were damaged by the earthquake on Tuesday (all is well). I didn't realize that people thought we'd be cancelling the sessions and tours because of Hurricane Irene.
Rest assured, the sessions and tours will happen as scheduled. We're just about three hours from Virginia Beach, so while we expect rain, we aren't shutting down or evacuating.
If you ever need to know if UVa is in session or closed, just click on the "What's Happening" bar on Virginia.edu. A box will drop down that will show you all the information you need.
You can also follow UVa on Twitter for minute-by-minute updates about what's happening on Grounds. Even I follow UVa on Twitter so I can be aware of events and activities.
If you are thinking of visiting us this weekend, the sessions and tours will happen. Just make sure to bring your rain jackets.