Breaking News: Election Day

By The Columbia Chronicle

Columbia will close the majority of its buildings at 6 p.m. on Nov. 4, in anticipation of safety concerns brought about by the event in Grant Park.

As stated in a press release sent by provost and senior vice president Steve Kapelke, class schedules will also be altered on Election Day, canceling any classes that begin after 3 p.m. Classes that begin before 3 p.m., even if they don’t end until after 3 p.m., will go on as scheduled.

All college activities are also canceled that evening, with the exception of the Voters’ Block Party in the 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., sponsored by the Columbia Urban Music Association; the Election Night View and Skew event at Plymouth Court, 731 S. Plymouth Court, at 6 p.m.; and all election night coverage by the Radio, Television and Journalism departments. Student IDs will be required of anyone entering the buildings for these events.

After 3 p.m., extra Columbia security personnel will be available on campus.

Check out Monday’s issue of The Chronicle for more information about Columbia’s campus closings on Nov. 4. And don’t forget to send us photos of your experiences on Election Night with you and your friends. E-mail photos to with your name, year/major, and where the photo was taken.