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Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

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Update: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 – 6:57 p.m.: King’s as well as Dalhousie’s Halifax and Truro campuses will reopen on Tuesday, September 10. Classes are proceeding as scheduled for students.


Dear King’s Community,

As Nova Scotia braces for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian this weekend, please be advised that King’s campus will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. This means that while residences and dining hall (Prince Hall) will remain open and fully operational, buildings such as the gym, library, chapel and classrooms will be temporarily closed.

King’s events including the soccer home openers are cancelled and will be rescheduled. If the neighbourhood experiences a power outage, King’s generator should keep the school powered throughout the storm (with the exception of the library) and meals will continue to be served in Prince Hall. Security will be on site throughout the weekend, monitoring the situation and maintaining frequent contact with the Facilities Management staff.

King’s follows Dalhousie University’s closure protocols during storms and will reopen when Dalhousie reopens. We strongly recommend you sign up for the DalSAFE mobile app to receive notifications.

If you live on King’s campus, here are things you can do to prepare and stay safe:

  1. close and lock your residence room windows
  2. bring your bicycles inside. You can lock them in the Manning Room in Alexandra (Alex) Hall until the storm passes, at which time you are asked to promptly return them outside
  3. stay inside. Although Facilities Management is actively preparing to ensure that residents are comfortable and property sustains as little damage as possible, flying debris and falling branches are nonetheless possibilities
  4. remember that there are a don and dean on call whom you can reach from the front desk at Alex Hall. They are connected to King’s Security and the Facilities Departments

If you live off-campus, please follow the HRM Emergency Preparedness guidelines for city residents.

All students, please make sure your contact information for King’s is up to date:

  • Log onto Dal Online
  • the Main Menu will come up. Select “Personal Information”
  • click on the menu item “View/Update Personal Information”
  • use the form to update your contact information, including your current address and phone number

Halifax weather updates can be accessed through Environment Canada.

Thank you for understanding and please stay safe.


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