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Press Release: Hurricane Sandy Update - Campus closed Monday, October 29


Hurricane Sandy Update - Campus closed Monday, October 29

Please return to this page for news and updates related to Hurricane Sandy.

Author:  John Hoey [Contact]
Date:  October 28, 2012
Department:   News & Public Information
OCTOBER 28, 2012 -- 12:10 P.M. -- UMASS DARTMOUTH CLOSED MONDAY DUE TO HURRICANE

Due to the potential for widespread flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy, UMass Dartmouth will be closed Monday, effective at 12:01 a.m. All Monday classes at all UMass Dartmouth sites are canceled.

Because some campus services may be interrupted due to the impacts of the storm, residential students are encouraged to leave campus and not return until the campus is re-opened. For students who remain on campus housing will remain open and the university is fully prepared to provide the food and services to keep our students safe.

Nonetheless, extended power outages can be uncomfortable and students who do remain on campus should take steps to protect their safety and property.

Due to the threat of power outages that could interrupt University web and email communications, all students, staff and faculty are urged to update their MyAlert accounts. This will assure that they receive critical messages if campus power is lost. Go to umassd.edu/myalert to update your account.

University officials will continue to closely monitor the storm and provide updates regarding the campus status through www.umassd.edu and campus email.

Any students, faculty or staff facing a campus emergency should contact the Department of Public Safety at X9191 from a campus phone or 508.999.9191 from an off-campus or cell phone.

STATUS OF CAMPUS SERVICES WHILE CAMPUS IS CLOSED

Dining Services -- At this time we expect the Marketplace to be open regular weekday hours. Any changes to Dining Services hours or locations will be communicated via the University's MyUMassD Portal and www.umassd.edu.

Transportation services -- All campus shuttle services will continue to operate on campus until further notice. For information regarding regional bus service, please visit www.SRTABUS.com.  Any changes to will transportation schedules will be communicated via the University's MyUMassD Portal and www.umassd.edu.

Housing -- Open. Residential staff will be present in each residence hall.

Fitness Center -- Open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday.

The Claire T. Carney Library - Closed.

Athletic events -- Canceled

Please visit www.umassd.edu and the MyUMassD Portal and check your email throughout the day for updates.

Please visit this page for additional hurricane preparedness and campus status information.

 

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