Hurricane Henri Advisory – University of New Haven
Courses and events canceled until Monday; Students encouraged to leave the area if possible
Updated August 20, 9:35 p.m.
We continue to closely monitor the track of Tropical Storm Henri. At this time, we strongly advise all students who are able to leave the area to do so by Saturday 5:00 p.m. For those who cannot leave, arrangements are made to respond to the storm situation.
Latest forecasts indicate that it will strengthen into a hurricane characterized by strong winds that could cause power outages and heavy precipitation that could lead to flooding. The impact of the storm on the region is expected to begin late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning and continue through Monday morning.
As a result, all classes scheduled for Monday August 23 are canceled. All events and activities are canceled until Monday August 23.
Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will take place as planned, as will the COVID-19 tests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Campus.
Currently, we are providing the following tips to members of our University community:
Students in Residence
- Residential students who are able to do so should strongly consider returning home and it is advisable to leave campus by 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Please bring any personal items you may need for several days and store the rest of your personal items in the rooms of your residence.
- Residential students who cannot return home must complete a form that is circulated by the Office of Residential Life. Your form must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday so that we have an accurate count of those remaining on campus.
- For those who cannot leave campus, the University has comprehensive plans to respond to the storm and provide shelter and food. Those who remain on campus should understand that due to the intensity of the storm, electrical and network connections may be interrupted and it may be necessary to relocate to another building on campus. Students should ensure that they have access to personal items such as a change of clothes, medicine, and other essentials promptly if they have to move to the Beckerman Center.
Off-campus students living in West Haven
- Off-campus students who can return home are strongly advised to do so.
- For students, especially international students, living off campus in West Haven or surrounding areas who cannot return home, the University has coordinated with the City of West Haven to provide emergency shelter to West Haven Carrigan Intermediate School. Transportation to the refuge will be provided. Food and water will be provided.
- Students wishing to use this space should bring all the personal belongings they will need during the storm.
- This space will be available from Saturday evening. Students wishing to use this space should send an email to [email protected]
Suburban students and employees
- Commuters and employees should not come to campus until the storm has passed AND you are advised to return to campus.
To protect members of our community and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily requiring masks for everyone on campus, whether indoors or outdoors, starting Saturday morning. To avoid potential spread and infection off campus, all community members are encouraged to wear a mask wherever they go, including those who move to Carrigan School. The COVID task force and health services will work with people in quarantine and isolation.
Saturday meal on campus
On Saturdays, The Marketplace will be open from 8 am to 4 pm and Food on Demand will be open from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm The Charger Pride Campus-Wide BBQ is postponed until Friday, August 27.
University sponsored transportation to local train stations
The varsity shuttle will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from campus to Union Station in New Haven and West Haven Station. The shuttle leaves campus from the Peterson Library shuttle stop.
We will continue to provide updates as needed via email and through the University’s emergency notification system, as well as through the University’s various social media channels. Additional information and updates can be found on this web page, and we encourage you to check this page frequently.
Return to campus and resumption of classes
While we hope that students leaving campus can return after 12 p.m. Monday, we will monitor the situation and update this plan as the storm progresses. The safety of our community is paramount. Likewise, while we hope to start classes on Tuesday, we will find out more later in the weekend and communicate the plans at that time.
Emergency telephone numbers
Students in an emergency should call 911 or the New Haven University Police Emergency Line at (203) 932-7070. Students with non-urgent issues can contact the New Haven University Police Non-Emergency Hotline at (203) 932-7014.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and your attention. Be careful.
Ronald M. Quagliani, MS
Associate Vice-President for Public Security and Administrative Services
Mario T. Gaboury, JD, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Senior Vice-President, Academic Affairs