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Hurricane Irene Updates
August 29, 2011
9:00 p. m.
Power has been restored to all Curry College buildings, on both the Milton and Plymouth campuses, at this time. All classes and activities will proceed as scheduled on Tuesday, August 30.
The following buildings on campus are currently without electricity:
- Miller Field House
- North Hall
- Science Building
- Levin Library
- Academic and Performance Center (AAPC)
- Faculty Building
- Hafer Academic Center
- Radio Station (WMLN)
- State House
- Lombard Hall
- Mayflower Hall
- Alumni House
- • NStar and B&G are in communication and we expect full power to be restored to the campus by Tuesday morning. This is an expectation, however, and we cannot be more specific at this point in time about when repairs will be made.
- Check-in for returning students has been relocated to the Student Center and is ongoing today as scheduled. The web and portal have been updated accordingly.
- CE/Graduate classes will be held tonight, Monday evening. Classes scheduled to be held in Hafer, AAPC and the Science Building have been moved to the Kennedy building. Please check the myCurry portal for class locations. The Plymouth Campus will be open and classes will be held as scheduled.
- Honors reception scheduled at 4:00 pm in Alumni House will be held today.
- Convocation is on schedule for 9:30 am on Tuesday.
- Traditional day classes will start at 1:00 pm on Tuesday.
- Faculty should be prepared for possible technology disruptions in their classrooms.
Please continue to check the myCurry portal and this update page on the Curry College website before telephoning or emailing. We will make every effort to post information as soon as it becomes available.
The location for returning student check-in has changed. Returning students should report to the Student Center to check-in.
Like many homes and businesses, Curry College has experienced power outages in some buildings on campus today due to the impact of Hurricane Irene. Various parts of campus have been affected, including residence halls. Power is beginning to be restored in many areas, and the College will continue to work with external vendors to restore power to the campus as a whole.
Returning student check-in/move-in will proceed as scheduled on Monday, August 29.
Due to severe weather conditions, the College is encouraging all residential students to remain in place in their current location - either in their residence hall or in the Student Center - while the State of Emergency in Massachusetts remains ongoing.
August 29, 2011
The Welcome Week Activities Schedule for Sunday, August 28 has been updated. All off-campus activities have been postponed, and the on-campus activity schedule for first-year residential students has been revised. All commuter events have been postponed and commuter students are urged to stay home due to severe weather conditions. Please visit the Welcome Week 2011 page for full details. Further updates will also be available through the Residence Life Staff and on myCurry.
August 26, 2011
Curry College continues to monitor the severe weather forecast due to Hurricane Irene. At this time, there are no additional schedule changes or updates. Please continue to visit our website and check your myCurry portal or College email for any additional news and schedule changes due to weather.
August 25, 2011
Hurricane Irene is moving up the East Coast and is predicted to cause severe weather in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts on Sunday, August 28.
Curry College has been closely monitoring the hurricane forecast, and members of the College's Emergency Planning Group have met to review our residential and academic schedules and plans for the coming days. As you know, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are our fundamental priority. Therefore, we have made some significant changes to our schedules and plans.
Please read this email in entirety to review these changes, as outlined below:
NEW STUDENT CHECK-IN/MOVE-IN and WELCOME WEEKEND EVENTS
Will proceed as scheduled on Friday, August 26
- New Student check-in/move-in will proceed as scheduled on Friday, August 26 at the assigned move in times. In view of the possibility of power outages during the storm, we suggest that students pack a flashlight and batteries along with their supplies. Please remember that candles are not allowed in the residence halls due to safety concerns.
- A rain plan has been developed for welcome weekend activities for new students. Student Life staff will personally inform students in the residence halls of rain locations/cancellations and via the myCurry web portal.
RETURNING STUDENT CHECK-IN/MOVE-IN
Currently rescheduled for Monday, August 29
- Returning student check-in/move-in scheduled for Sunday, August 28 has been cancelled, as the severe weather forecast indicates travel conditions to and from campus would likely be unsafe.
- Returning student check-in/move-in is currently rescheduled for Monday, August 29. The College will continue to monitor weather conditions, and update our community on Sunday should further postponements be deemed necessary.
NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION
Rescheduled to Tuesday, August 30 at 9:30 a.m
- The New Student Convocation ceremony scheduled for Monday, August 29 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 30
at 9:30 a.m.
CLASS CANCELATIONS FOR TRADITIONAL DAY STUDENTS
Monday, August 29 classes are cancelled
- Traditional undergraduate student classes scheduled to begin on Monday, August 29 are cancelled to accommodate the rescheduled returning student check-in/move-in. Traditional undergraduate student classes are now scheduled to begin Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., after the conclusion of the New Student Convocation ceremony.
CLASS CANCELLATIONS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION, GRADUATE, and ACCEL STUDENTS
- ACCEL Nursing Classes are cancelled on Monday, August 29 but all other Continuing Education and Graduate Studies classes on Monday, August 29 and on Tuesday, August 30 will be held as scheduled.
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS)
- All students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in our Emergency Alert System (EAS), which transmits College communication by email, phone and/or text in the case of an emergency. Our EAS has been populated with basic contact information. You may check your information by logging into the Curry Web Information System (CWIS) through the myCurry web portal, and clicking on the ‘Personal Information' tab. You may change or add to this information by clicking on the ‘Change Emergency Preferences" link. Your Curry email address and one phone number are required for our EAS. You are able to opt-in or opt-out any other personal contact points to the system. You may store additional numbers for voice messages, one number for a text message, and two email addresses for email alerts. Please continue to update this information on a regular basis so that we can reach you in an emergency.
- We are continuing to monitor weather service alerts and those from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Our Emergency Planning and Response Groups will continue to convene and adapt plans as needed. We will provide any additional announcements to our community via our Emergency Alert System, email, www.curry.edu, myCurry portal, Twitter and Facebook.
- Please continue to visit this page on our website or call 617-333-2075 for the latest information.
While we are unable to know with certainty the time, duration, or extent of the impact of the storm, we believe we are taking all appropriate measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our community members as our first and foremost priority.