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Colleges and universities across Southern California canceled in-person classes and made other preparations for the unusual West Coast hurricane that made landfall in Mexico and Baja California Sunday.

Monday was to be the first day of classes for some colleges in the region, and the storm, Hilary, disrupted those plans in various ways. Palomar College, a two-year institution north of San Diego, said that “due to a state of emergency,” it had canceled classes at all of its locations on Monday. Sunday afternoon, California State University, Los Angeles, updated its social media pages to say that it, too, would cancel classes and ask employees to work from home Monday.

Sunday night, the San Diego Community College District said all of its campuses and facilities would be closed today, due to the "lingering effects" of the storm.

Map of likely impact of Hurricane Hilary

San Diego State University said in a communiqué to students and employees that it would shift to virtual instruction and telework for “all employees who are able to do so.”

Other institutions, including Pasadena City College and MiraCosta College, were still planning to operate normally Monday as of late Sunday.