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Email from President Hill about campus closings today, Monday, October 29, 2012

Dear members of the Vassar community:

Because of the severe weather expected in our area today and tomorrow:

Classes will be cancelled today, Monday, Oct. 29, beginning at noon and will resume tomorrow, Tues, Oct. 30, at noon, pending further weather developments. The library also will be closed during these hours. Students are urged to stay in place in their residence houses following lunch today, no later than 2 p.m., because of predicted heavy winds and rain.

Administrative offices and most campus services will be closed today at noon and reopen tomorrow at noon, also pending further weather developments. The following departments will remain in operation: B&G, Security, Dining, Residential Life, and Health Services. Employees in those departments should contact their supervisors for specific instructions. Employees should use their judgment and take personal time if they are unable to travel safely.

Food service on campus will close today at 2 p.m. and reopen tomorrow at noon, pending further weather developments. Students are encouraged to take food to-go from ACDC and Express Lunch today to supplement food deliveries that will be made to each of the residence houses for dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow.

All campus events beginning at noon today and continuing through noon tomorrow have been cancelled.

Campus buildings will be set to weekend/night-time access, from 12:30 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Health Services will remain open today until 8 p.m. for emergencies only. Appointments for today and tomorrow have been cancelled. Psychological counseling appointments for today and tomorrow have been cancelled.

Bikes remaining in the bikes racks should be brought inside and placed where they do not obstruct egress.

For any emergency, please call 845-437-7333, the Campus Response Center.

We will send updates to this message as necessary. Text, radio, and phone will be used to update the community if we lose power.

Please be cautious during this major storm. Stay inside because the heavy winds and rain can bring down tree branches and electrical lines.

Catharine Hill

Posted by Office of Communications Monday, October 29, 2012