Hurricane Irene Preparations

To the Campus Community:

The National Weather Bureau is predicting a Category I hurricane will pass close to Staten Island this weekend.   The College is preparing contingency plans in anticipation of this occurrence.

Please take the following precautions to ensure minimal impact on your areas.

  • Be sure to close all windows before leaving campus for the weekend
  • Be sure to turn off all computers and non-essential power devices
  • Researchers should be prepared to take appropriate steps to secure their labs and research in the event of a loss of power

For additional updates over the weekend, including any closings and cancellations of programs and classes, please check the College Website, or call the College’s emergency telephone numbers at 718-982- 3333 or 4444

College students, faculty and staff who are not signed up to the CUNY Alert system, should consider doing so.  To sign up for CUNY Alert at the College of Staten Island visit www.cuny.edu/alert for step-by-step instructions. You’ll be asked to provide at least one e-mail address. You may also include a cell phone number and a provider to receive text message alerts and a phone number, either cell or land line, to receive voice alerts. You may list one phone number for each of these options, but you should be aware that the alert system will attempt to contact every number you list. Therefore, we advise that you list your preferred number for text messaging and/or your preferred number for voice messages. We suggest that you avoid using a CUNY phone number so that you can be reached at all times.

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