AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn University has decided to resume classes for Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Irma's expected arrival on The Plains.

Classes will begin at noon on Tuesday with the campus opening for employees beginning at 7:45.

A tweet from the Auburn University Safety and Security reads:

A full statement from the university reads:

Auburn University community,

Auburn University will reopen on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:45 a.m. for employees, with classes resuming at 12 noon.

Currently, the impact of Hurricane Irma is forecast to be through the Auburn area by about 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday. We will continue to monitor this storm as it progresses and if conditions worsen, we will reevaluate the situation. Monitor and @AuburnSafety for the latest developments.

If employees or students have safety concerns about returning to campus Tuesday, they should contact their supervisor or professors to discuss their specific situation.

Because of the increased likelihood of tropical-storm-force winds in the area, Draughon Library and Greene Hall will be available Monday and Monday night to students and employees who have a need for shelter such as those who live in mobile homes. For more information on when these buildings will be open, what dining options will be available, and what to bring, check and @AuburnSafety (Twitter and Facebook).

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