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Message Regarding Hurricane Irene

August 26, 2011

SU News Services
315-443-3784

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As you likely know, there is a significant hurricane currently in the Atlantic Ocean, which weather forecasters project to hit the East Coast this weekend. SU leadership is currently monitoring Hurricane Irene for its potential impact in Syracuse, as well as the impact on SU community members located at Lubin House in New York City, Greenberg House in Washington, D.C., and other regions along the East Coast.

Weather forecasters indicate that the storm will bring some wind and rain to the Syracuse region on Sunday, but it will not have a strong effect on our campus or city.  However, larger metro areas on the East Coast, including Washington, D.C., New York City, and Boston are likely to see more substantial impacts, with strong winds and more rain. Students who reside on North or South Campus in Syracuse who need assistance with any weather-related issues over the weekend should contact SU’s Department of Public Safety at 443-2224. In addition, the University is working with staff at Lubin House and Greenberg House to help prepare and secure the facilities there.  

We recognize that there are many students and families traveling both to and from Syracuse this weekend. Any student or family member who needs to communicate with the University about delays, disruptions or other storm-related issues may contact the Office of Student Assistance (443-4357), the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (443-2718), or the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services (443-5489).  Furthermore, counseling support is always available to students, faculty and staff via the Counseling Center (200 Walnut Place, 443-4715, http://counselingcenter.syr.edu), Hendricks Chapel (443-2901) and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (443-1087).  

At this time, we want to extend our thoughts to all those affected by the hurricane, along with a hope for their health and safety.

Sincerely,

Eric F. Spina
Vice Chanecllor and Provost  

Thomas V. Wolfe
Senior Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

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