Students walk down Ho Plaza on Friday afternoon after the University's announcement that classes were suspended effective at 5 p.m.

‘I Don’t Know What to Do’: Students Reel as University Announces Class Suspension and Urges Immediate Return Home

Some screamed. Others sobbed and called their family members. Jack Liufu ’21 said he was “truly shocked.” Students poured into campus streets, quads and Ho Plaza as they grappled with President Martha E. Pollack’s Friday afternoon email which said the University would suspend classes beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, urging all students to return home as soon as possible.