Hurricane Sandy Update, Oct. 28

Oct 29, 2012

Members of the University Community: 

Forecasts for the path of Hurricane Sandy predict the potential for serious weather issues throughout the Eastern United States beginning today. According to current information, the Scranton area should begin to experience more serious effects of the storm from Monday through Wednesday. Predictions for the storm include sustained high winds and heavy rain with the potential for flooding and extended power outages throughout our region. 

Given the seriousness of the storm, the University will be closed on Monday, October 29. All classes and events are cancelled. As is typical for weather-related closings, personnel who are designated as essential to campus operations and food service should report to work. 

Government officials in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have announced plans to close roads and mass transit systems in areas that are likely to be affected by Hurricane Sandy. The University strongly recommends that students living on or near campus remain in Scranton to avoid the risk of travel in hazardous conditions. 

The University has contingency plans and systems to maintain essential campus functions in an emergency. Food service will continue to be provided in the DeNaples Center, and the campus will continue to be supported by Residence Life, Facilities and University Police. 

The University’s Incident Management Team will closely monitor the storm. Additional information and decisions regarding any future delays, cancellations or closings will be provided through email and the University’s emergency notification system. If students have not yet done so, then we recommend that you verify and update your contact information by logging into University email addresses are already registered to receive alerts. You can register up to three telephone numbers to receive voice and text messages, and up to two additional email accounts. 


Harold W. Baillie, Ph.D.                                                      
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost 

Vincent Carilli, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs  

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