Classes and Events Cancelled Monday 10/29

In advance of Hurricane Sandy, the University is canceling classes and events at all campuses for Monday, October 29. We urge members of the Columbia community to stay informed about conditions, exercise caution if travel is necessary, and to remain indoors if possible in light of predicted high winds and heavy rains.

Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg have announced that the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority will shut down mass transit citywide beginning at 7:00 p.m. today, October 28. Public schools are also closed on Monday.

Students should check email and their individual school websites for other important updates and cancellations.

All essential personnel are required to report to work Monday, October 29. Accordingly, essential personnel who have safe and reliable means of transportation should make reasonable efforts given weather and safety conditions to come to work as scheduled.  If essential personnel are unable to get to work because of a lack of safe and reliable transportation they should inform their supervisors as soon as possible and they will be paid for the day. 

Non-essential personnel are not required to report to work on Monday.

Public Safety officers will be on duty. To report an emergency on campus, call Public Safety at (212) 854-5555. For off-campus emergencies, please call 911.

Facilities will also be available to assist with campus and building services. To contact the Facilities Services Center, call (212) 854-2222. The Hartley Hospitality Desk can be reached at (212) 854-2779. Both services are available 24 hours a day.

As the situation changes, we will update the Columbia homepage, www.columbia.edu. The Columbia University Medical Center homepage, www.cumc.columbia.edu, will also be updated. Alternatively, you may call 212-854-1754 for the Morningside campus or 212-305-7300 for the Medical Center.

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