Irene Postpones Freshmen Orientations at NYU and Columbia

Bright-eyed bushy tailed freshmen headed to NYU and Columbia will have to set aside their dreams of moving to New York… For the weekend, anyway. The impending inclement weather has forced both schools to postpone freshmen move-in dates until early next week.

“As you are aware, it is likely that we can expect to see the effects of Hurricane Irene sometime on Sunday, August 28 in the New York Metro area, bringing the potential for severe weather and hazardous travel conditions. Given the unpredictability of the strength and direction of the storm, the University and the City must prepare accordingly,” the Columbia webpage for freshman orientation posted earlier today.

As DNA Info reported this afternoon, NYU will also push back freshmen move-in date, so West Village residents can enjoy one extra day of peace before masses of angst-filled aspiring New Yorkers descend upon the area with their telltale lanyards and name tags. Bouncers at The Abbey and Down the Hatch will have one more weekend before they are bombarded with bad fake IDs and belligerent teenagers.

For their part, incoming freshmen at the universities, certainly champing at the bits of their less-urban upbringings, will have to wait until next weekend before they can really start making poor life decisions.