The Savannah College of Art and Design has postponed the start of its fall semester due to the magnitude of Hurricane Irma and the uncertainty of its path, the school announced Tuesday.
Classes are delayed for Savannah, Atlanta and eLearning for one week, a press release said. New students will not be allowed to move in to residence halls before Sept. 14, and returning students may not move in before Sept. 16.
Students who are already pre-approved and in transit, arriving before 5 p.m. Sept. 6, may check in to their residence halls. Otherwise, students and families should not plan to travel to the Savannah or Atlanta campuses at this time.
The college hopes the delay will not affect the quarter's scheduled end on Nov. 16.
Savannah and Atlanta campuses remain open at this time; staff and faculty should report to work as usual.
Updates will be made to students via email, cellphones, Twitter and www.scad.edu.