Parents
FIRST MESSAGE SENT

 

From: Wesleyan Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement [mailto:parents@wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 7:46 AM
To: Parents
Subject: Wesleyan Storm Update -- Classes Canceled

 

Dear Parents,

 

The following message was sent Sunday evening to the campus community.

 

Sincerely,

 

Meg Zocco

Director, Alumni and Parent Engagement

______________________________________________________________

 

From: Michael S. Roth [announcement@wesleyan.edu]

Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:35 PM

Subject: Storm Update -- Classes Canceled

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

As many of you know, I really don't like to cancel classes, and we have been making preparations to continue our operations tomorrow. But the latest forecasts and information from the state have led us to conclude that we should suspend normal operations. We are canceling classes for Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30.  We will provide updates for plans for Wednesday by early afternoon on Tuesday.

 

 

 

Faculty and those staff designated as "non-essential" should not come to work tomorrow or Tuesday. Students should stay in their residence halls as much as possible, and should certainly stay away from trees.

Meals will be available in Usdan, and we will be sending scheduling information to students soon.

 

 

 

If you are on campus and need help with storm related matters, please call Public Safety at 860-685-2345. For emergencies, call 860-685-3333.

 

 

 

We will get through this with cooperation and prudence.

 

 

 

Yours truly,

 

 

 

Michael S. Roth

 

President

 

 

 

 

SECOND MESSAGE SENT

 

From: Wesleyan Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement [mailto:parents@welseyan.edu]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 1:56 PM
To: Parents
Subject: Wesleyan Storm Update

 

Dear Parents,

 

The email below was just sent to the campus community.

 

We encourage you to visit, http://www.wesleyan.edu/storm/, for storm updates.

 

Sincerely,

 

Meg Zocco

Director, Alumni and Parent Engagement

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To Members of the Wesleyan Community:

 

Connecticut is predicted to experience the worst effects of Hurricane Sandy beginning later this afternoon and extending into tomorrow.

Students should remain inside as much as possible after obtaining meals. Please remember to stay away from downed trees and power lines.

Safety tips from Residential Life are available here:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/policies/severe%20weather_power%20outage.html

 

Students should remain in their residences unless otherwise notified.If power is lost, students should notify public safety. If power is lost for an extended period, we have a plan to restore power to the campus core, though that may take several hours. In preparation for possible loss of power, please keep cell phones, laptops and other devices charged.

 

The Usdan Center is open until 7 pm tonight and is providing meals. We expect it to be open tomorrow from 9 am to 7 pm. WesShop will be open from noon to 5 pm today. Libraries and other offices, including Freeman Athletic Center, are closed today and tomorrow.

 

We will send updated information by 6 pm. Important phone numbers to keep in mind are:

 

Physical Plant 860 685-3400 (for problems with your house), Public Safety 860 685-2345 (for non-emergencies), Public Safety 860 685-3333 (for emergencies). For storm updates from Wesleyan: 860-685-5678.

Middletown Police Department, Fire Department, or medical emergencies:

911.

 

 

 

 

THIRD MESSAGE SENT

 

From: Wesleyan Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement [mailto:parents@wesleyan.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 3:28 PM
To: parents
Subject: Wesleyan Storm Update

Dear Parents,

The email below was sent to the campus community earlier today. As you'll read and may have heard from your student, we are in good shape on campus will be back on our regular class schedule tomorrow. We are grateful not to have been hit harder by the effects of Sandy and are mindful of the many communities along the coast and beyond who sustained significant damage, mostly as a result of flooding.

Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past few challenging days. As always, the students rallied and supported each other -- and Wesleyan -- in very helpful ways and we are appreciative to them for their cooperation.

Sincerely,

Meg Zocco
Director, Alumni and Parent Engagement
 

To Members of the Wesleyan Community:

Wesleyan did not lose power during the storm, and normal operations will resume on Wednesday.

Today, Freeman Athletic Center will open at noon. Usdan Marketplace is open (breakfast until 11 am, lunch 12-2, dinner 5-7), Usdan Cafe is open until 7 pm, WesShop is open noon-9 pm, and Pi Cafe is open until 9 pm. Summerfields will reopen tomorrow for lunch, and Late Night Dining is closed tonight. The Usdan Center will be open until 10 pm and can accommodate walkup appointments for students groups. For information about library openings, please check the library website or the library inclement weather line at 860/685-2999.

It will be a busy day for Physical Plant, and the grounds crew will be working to clean up fallen trees and branches. Students should exercise caution around damaged trees and any downed utility lines, and should continue to report problems to Public Safety.

Our thoughts are with those who have no power and felt the impact of the storm more dramatically than those on campus. University employees and their families should feel free to make use of campus facilities that are open.