Classes are no longer cancelled tomorrow.
At 9:41 p.m. the Tech alert was updated.
"Virginia Tech will be OPEN Monday Oct. 29. Classes and offices operate per normal schedule."
According to University Relations, an executive order from the state's governor was misinterpreted.
"Sorry to give everyone a knee jerk reaction on a Sunday night," said Larry Hincker, Associate Vice President for University Relations, in a phone-call Sunday night. "Sorry we got everyone all excited about the day off, but you're going to have to go to class tomorrow.”
At 9:53 p.m. University Relations sent out the following message:
"University leadership received an order from Gov. McDonnell to close all executive offices. Subsequent to our sending VT Alerts, state government leaders clarified that the Virginia governor's executive order was not intended for colleges and universities. We will make decisions concerning university status based on local conditions. We apologize for confusion."
All classes are canceled at Virginia Tech tomorrow.
At 9:11 p.m. a Tech Weather Alert was released saying that the classes were cancelled in accordance with an executive order from the state's governor, with essential personnel to still report.
Schools are being closed throughout Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the east coast from Virginia to New York.