University of New Haven Hurricane Preparations

The Charger Bulletin

URGENT NOTICE
TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
With Hurricane Irene continuing to intensify and the likelihood of significant impact on the region, the University of New Haven will be implementing the following safety precautions effectively immediately.
Resident students are asked to depart no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 27. The start of classes has been pushed back until Wednesday, August 31st at the earliest, pending the status of the campus, its facilities and the availability of electricity following the storm. This means that all classes scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday August 30th are cancelled.
All students, faculty and staff should monitor the UNH web site at www.newhaven.edu, UNH email, local media, and/or alternate methods registered in the UNH Alerts system for additional details both before and after the storm. In the event the university’s web site goes down, information can be found at www.unhinfo.org.
Residence Hall Information

For students scheduled to return on August 27th:
All students who have not yet arrived on campus are requested to postpone their arrival.  Classes will begin no earlier than Wednesday, August 31st.  After the hurricane passes, you will be notified when you may arrive on campus and a determination will be made about the actual start date of classes.

For students already in the residence halls:
You will need to vacate your room no later than 10 a.m.  on Saturday. You may leave your belongings in your room, but you do so at your own risk.  We advise you to take your valuables and electronics home.

International and other students without an alternate place to shelter
: The university will provide  shelter/accommodations/food  for these students. This service is for students who legitimately do not have an alternative shelter option. If you fall into this category, contact your RA or the Office of Residence Life for more information.
Transportation
The university will offer special shuttle service on Friday and Saturday  from the campus to Union Station in New Haven – MetroNorth, Amtrak, bus.
The shuttles will leave from the side of Maxcy Hall Parking lot and in front of Dodds Hall. Shuttle service will run continuously on Friday, August 26th from 8 am until midnight and on Saturday, August 27th from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m, weather permitting.

The below is the updated transportation information for Friday, August 26
th – Sunday, August 28th :
Friday, August 26, 2011
Apartment shuttle running on regular schedule
Special Union Station Train shuttle service 8 AM – midnight
 
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Special Union Station Train shuttle service 8 AM – 8 PM
Apartment shuttle operating from 10 AM until 8 PM
Post Road shuttle operating 1 PM until 8:30 PM
 
Sunday, August 28, 2011
No shuttle services will be operating

Communication
Students are reminded to let their parents and families know where they will be sheltering during the storm if they will not be returning home and provide them with contact information.
Students should monitor the UNH web site at www.newhaven.edu, UNH email, local media, and/or alternate methods registered in the UNH Alerts system for additional details both before and after the storm. In the event the university’s web site goes down, information can be found at www.unhinfo.org.
Faculty and Staff
The university will be open its normal business hours on Friday, Aug. 26.  Faculty and Staff will be notified through the normal communication channels of any possibility of University delays or closings beginning Monday, August 29th.  
Essential personnel are required to report to work, as directed by their supervisor. Employees should check with their supervisor today to determine if they are considered essential personnel.
All faculty and staff should monitor the UNH web site at www.newhaven.edu, UNH email, local media, and/or alternate methods registered in the UNH Alerts system for the latest information. In the event the university’s web site goes down, information can be found at www.unhinfo.org.
Faculty and staff should turn off computers, lights and other equipment when leaving Friday. Additionally, electrical or valuable items should be moved off the floor and away from windows.
Events
All events scheduled for the UNH campus from 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 through such time as when the campus reopens are cancelled.
Parking
Essential personnel should park their vehicles in the Maxcy Hall lot, unless otherwise directed by a Campus Police Officer.
Student Recreation Center
The Beckerman Center will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 and will not reopen until the campus does.