WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Coastal New Jersey faces a major storm challenge over the next several days.

While weather forecasts are not 100% in agreement, most scenarios now show dangerous winds approaching our area by Sunday afternoon and perhaps lingering as long as late into Tuesday.

Wind damage, flooding and power outages must be expected.

Therefore, to allow for individual storm preparation, I am, today, deciding that the University will be closed for all classes, business and activities on Monday and Tuesday.   

Saturday classes will be held as scheduled.

I recommend that students, who are able, make plans to leave the campus starting this weekend and return to inland homes until Wednesday.   Residence Halls on the main campus will remain open, although students are advised to return to homes away from the storm, if possible.  At this point there is a strong likelihood that the campus and surrounding area could be without power during and after this storm.

University Residential Life will work with students living in the Diplomat Apartments, Fountain Gardens and Pier Village, today, to arrange temporary relocation.

Residential students who are unable to leave the main campus will receive additional information from Residential Life today.  Please stand by for that information.

Students living in the area, outside of the University housing, should plan for safety.

Essential employees will be contacted by supervisors about their responsibilities over the next few days and until the University reopens for class and business on Wednesday.

To the extent that regional communications are maintained, please stay tuned to the radio (see below),  the University Websitewww.monmouth.edu or University emergency phone number (732) 263-5900 for information about University operations. The University will also use the Blackboard Connect emergency notification system to make further announcements about opening/closing.

Weather Emergency Information

To assist you during inclement weather, Monmouth University has created a Weather Emergency Information Line: 732-263-5900.

In addition, a broadcast message will be issued to the on-campus voice mailboxes of all employees and resident students for cancellation of classes and University closings only.

To check your voice mail from home, dial 732-263-6000 and enter your four-digit voice mailbox number and your personal password.

You also may listen to the following radio stations:

  • WJLK: Monmouth County (94.3 FM)
  • WRAT: Pt. Pleasant (95.9 FM)
  • WCTC: New Brunswick (98.3 FM)
  • WJLK: Ocean County (98.5 FM)
  • WOR: New York (710 AM)
  • WJLK: Ocean (1310 AM)
  • WCTC: New Brunswick (1045 AM)
  • WMCX: Monmouth University (88.9 FM)