Irene’s arrival foils freshman dorm move-ins

Across New Jersey, incoming freshman itching to move out of mom and dad’s house are just going to have to wait. Same goes for moms and dads itching to see the kids go.”Because of the changing predictions and the path of the storm, we’ve delayed opening school for a week,” said Joe Cardona, spokesman for Rowan University in South Jersey. “Students were supposed to move in this weekend, and we’ve pushed it back to next weekend.” He said some students, like athletes, have already arrived. “We’re asking those students to leave campus. To go back home,” said Cardona. “And if they can’t, we’ll keep them on Campus, but we just don’t know what will happen.” It may be risky, but it’s certainly safer than being down the shore. So, Rowan is working with the Red Cross to open its facilities to those who are evacuating. “There are already people arriving from Atlantic County,” said Cardona. Other colleges are making adjustments, too.  Both Rider University and Stockton College have pushed back pre-orientation programs, and Rutgers students in New Brunswick are moving in a day early. Officials at the University of Delaware say students should abandon all move-in plans until further notice.

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