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An Important Message from Cheyney University President, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital Concerning Hurricane Irene.

August 26, 2011


Students and Members of the Campus Community:

As many of you know, the Hurricane Irene is in the Atlantic Ocean, and it is heading north. According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Hurricane Irene will move northward and northeast over the weekend, particularly Saturday night and possibly Sunday morning.

Irene could hit landfall in a number of places on the northeast coast. This could affect Sunday move-in activities and classes on Monday. So, it is important to stay-tuned to E2 Campus, the Emergency Alert Hotline, and the Cheyney University Homepage. Students and members of the campus community should refer to the Emergency Response: Quick Reference Guide.

Students who can travel home safely are asked to do so on Friday at 3 pm.

We advise all persons to travel with caution and to stay tuned to the local weather reports.

Please note, moreover, that depending on the trajectory of Hurricane Irene, creeks and roads could experience flooding. Students are encouraged to inform their residence assistant, if they must remain on campus over the weekend.

Important messages will be sent to students through e-2 Campus. This system sends messages to students’ cell phones. All students are strongly encouraged to sign up for e-2 Campus immediately.

Further Emergency alerts will be posted on the Emergency Alert Hotline at 1-610-399-2198.

The Cheyney University Campus Public Safety Office and University Police can be reached at 1-610-399-2405.

Campus could be open on Sunday, so it is important to stay-tuned to the information outlets mentioned in this email.

Michelle Howard-Vital, Ph.D.