Local colleges batten down the hatches for Sandy's arrival

In anticipation of the coming storm, Sullivan County Community College has cancelled all classes for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The college will also be closing its residence halls from Sunday noon to Wednesday noon, and has told all residential students to go off-campus for the duration.

SUNY New Paltz has not yet determined whether classes will be cancelled. In a message to the campus community, officials say that the university is stockpiling food and taking extra precautions to prevent flooding of campus buildings, and that students, faculty and staff should stay tuned to the campus-wide text and voice emergency alert system.

SUNY Ulster has not announced any cancellations. But campus officials say that if the storm causes cancellations or delays, they will post information on the college's website and Facebook page, as well as alerting local TV and radio stations.

SUNY Delhi has not announced any plans for the storm on their website or Facebook page.

Update: On Sunday, SUNY Cobleskill announced that Monday's classes would be cancelled, but that employees should still go to work that day if it is safe.