The MTA has issued its shut down notice as of noon on Saturday, and the Mayor has issued a mandatory evacuation for certain areas throughout the City.  The City University of New York has decided to close all of the colleges.  Therefore, all classes and programs at the College of Staten Island are cancelled for Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th.  Only essential emergency personnel will be allowed on campus.

As a reminder, students, faculty and staff who are not signed up with the CUNY Alert system, should consider doing so.  To sign up for CUNY Alert at the College of Staten Island visit  for step-by-step instructions. You’ll be asked to provide at least one email 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.

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.

In closing, I urge you to take every precaution during this time to ensure your safety and the safety of others.