We made it safely through the night, and today Physical Plant and Loyola University Police are spending the morning assessing every corner of the campus for any minor damage. Like most of the city, we currently have no power on campus and we are operating the residence halls on generators.
Entergy is doing everything they can to restore power as quickly as possible, and universities are considered high priority, so we are hopeful that full power will be restored to Loyola by this weekend. With widespread power outages across the area impacting our community, however, we have decided to cancel classes today and tomorrow, with plans to return to normal operations on Monday.
Meals will be provided to students on campus throughout the weekend. Sodexo has been serving grab- and-go meals to students on campus since 7 a.m. and will begin serving grab-and-go lunches at 11:30 a.m. The Library, Danna Student Center and University Sports Complex are working to open as soon as possible.
Zeta left downed power lines, trees and transformers across the region, including the Uptown area, and so we want to remind all of you to stay close to home, stay safe, and stay out of the way, as essential workers get the city back up and running. As always, be careful where you are driving – and where possible, please stay off the roads.
It’s a beautiful day to be outside, masked and social distancing.