Hurricane Sandy is currently making its way toward the eastern seaboard of the United States and experts warn that the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states face the threat of serious impact. Significant impacts from Sandy could potentially begin as early as Sunday and continue into Monday and Tuesday. While it is early and the storm is a few day out, the College is preparing 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, and
  • 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 A!ert system, should consider doing so. To sign up for CUNY A!ert 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.