TO: UMass Dartmouth Community
FROM: Deborah McLaughlin
Chief Operating Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
RE: UMASS DARTMOUTH CLOSED TUESDAY, OCT. 30
UMass Dartmouth will be closed Tuesday, October 30, effective at 12:01 a.m., due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the region. All Tuesday classes at all UMass Dartmouth sites are cancelled.
Residential students who are on campus now are encouraged to remain on campus to avoid unsafe driving conditions. Students who are at home now are encouraged to stay home.
The University is fully prepared to provide food and other services to students remaining on campus. In raveling to the Marketplace for meals, students should consider that peak winds from the storm are expected between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Due to the threat of power outages that could interrupt University web and email communications, all students, staff and faculty are urged to update their MyAlert accounts. This will assure that they receive critical messages if campus power is lost. Go to umassd.edu/myalert to update your account.
University officials will continue to closely monitor the storm and provide updates regarding the campus status through www.umassd.edu and campus email.
Any students, faculty or staff facing a campus emergency should contact the Department of Public Safety at X9191 from a campus phone or 508.999.9191 from an off-campus or cell phone.
STATUS OF CAMPUS SERVICES WHILE CAMPUS IS CLOSED
Dining Services — The Marketplace is currently scheduled to be open until 7 p.m. tonight and re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Any changes to Dining Services hours or locations will be communicated via the University’s MyUMassD Portal and www.umassd.edu.
Transportation services — All campus shuttle services will continue to operate on campus until further notice. For information regarding regional bus service, please visit www.SRTABUS.com. Any changes to transportation schedules will be communicated via the University’s MyUMassD Portal and www.umassd.edu.
Housing — Open. Residential staff will be present in each residence hall.
Fitness Center — Open from noon until 5 p.m. today. Look for updates regarding Tuesday’s schedule.
The Claire T. Carney Library – Closed.
Athletic events — Cancelled