Denny Autrey, dean of the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston, Texas, announced today that classes for the remainder of the week ending Sept.23 have been cancelled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Rita on the South Texas coast.
Now elevated to a Category 5 storm, the hurricane is expected to make landfall somewhere between Houston and Corpus Christi. Voluntary evacuation orders have been issued for the Houston area and other portions of the coast.
In addition to the cancellation of classes, the offices of the Havard School are also closed for the remainder of the week. Further notices concerning class schedules and office hours will be available through student e-mail accounts, the Southwestern Seminary Web site, and at 1-800-792-8701.