The following message was issued to campus this morning.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
This morning all of us on campus and in Syracuse are grateful that we seem to have avoided any major impact from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, whose path was forecast yesterday to head directly through our region, changed course late in the day and headed farther south and west, sparing us from the rain and high winds predicted by the National Weather Service. While there will likely be some additional rain and wind today, SU will resume classes and full operations on Wednesday.
Our thoughts now turn to the family and friends of our campus community who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the New York City metro area, New Jersey, Connecticut, New England, Pennsylvania and other parts of the country.
Having family and friends in harm’s way is difficult, and we all cope with stress differently. There are a number of resources available today should students, faculty or staff need support or assistance. This includes the Counseling Center (443-4715), Hendricks Chapel (443-2901), and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (443-1087).
In addition, we are asking our faculty to provide flexibility to students who may have difficulty traveling back to campus or to those who have extraordinary family needs/situations resulting from the storm’s impact elsewhere.
We are deeply concerned for the families of our students, faculty, staff and alumni who reside in the hardest hit areas, and we wish them safety and the best for a quick recovery.
Chancellor Nancy Cantor