Classes canceled Wednesday for Red Sox parade


A crowd of about 1000 celebrated the Red Sox World Series Victory on the Boston Common Sunday. Chris Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

By Andrew Stanton

The college will cancel some classes on Oct. 31 for a parade celebrating the Boston Red Sox’s victory in the World Series, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton Monday evening.

The cancellation affects classes starting at 10 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Classes beginning at 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. will take place, according to the email. Administrative offices will operate on a normal schedule.

Sophomore Jason Hinchey said he thinks professors should decide whether or not to hold class.

“I’d like to have classes considering I’m not planning on going to the parade,” he said.

The parade will showcase Boston Red Sox players riding on Duck Boats and will arrive at the college around noon or 1:00 p.m.

College buildings on Boylston will remain locked from 7-3 p.m., according to Pelton’s email. The Emerson College Police Department plans to maintain clear entryways into college buildings and tap desks will work as usual.

Bon Appétit will provide snacks for students and faculty viewing the parade in Walker Building rooms 201, 231, and 232 and the two second-floor lounges in the Piano Row residence hall on the day of the parade, according to the email.

Sophomore Alyssa Tschirgi said the class cancellations make her happy.

Now I don’t have class until four, so it’s great,” she said.