Today is Tuesday, January 27: all classes have been canceled today and Wednesday, January 28.  University offices remain closed today but will reopen at 10 a.m. tomorrow.  All essential services employees report as scheduled. For additional information, visit the SHU Campus Alert page.

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SHU Cancellations/Delays

1/27/15 at 2:42 p.m.

To The University Community:
(ALL RESIDENTAL STUDENTS OFF or ON CAMPUS)

Weather Conditions – Tuesday January 27th and Wednesday January 28, 2015.

National Weather Service / NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

Tuesday Afternoon - Snow. High near 24. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a north wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tuesday Evening - A chance of light snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. North wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday - Areas of blowing snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. North wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Campus Operations and Public Safety are working on important campus service calls. The priority is access for any emergency vehicles. SHU had no reported power outages or loss of heat at any university facilities.

Conditions are slippery and Campus Operations is continuing to clear snow from roads and sidewalks. All snow is being removed from the Fairfield Main Campus to maximize parking facilities. PLEASE USE CAUTION when driving on campus and look for pedestrians, as snow piles and blowing snow can impair vision. Students please use caution when walking to the Main Academic Building – wear boots and please use the crosswalks.

State and local travel bans have been removed, however use caution as snow removal continues.

University Services - The University canceled all classes and offices are closed today Tuesday January 27, 2015.

NOTE: University Offices will reopen Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 10:00 and all classes at all locations remain canceled.

All university employees are authorized to park on the Fairfield Main Campus tomorrow, however ONLY in the Faculty Staff and South Parking lots. Snow removal is continuing at other Main Campus parking lots and students will be notified by email when to move vehicles as this progresses.

Student Services - Available Wednesday January 28, 2015 are:

FOOD SERVICE – Chartwells will open at 63’s from 7:15 am through 8:00 pm today. Door price is $8.75.

  • Linda’s, Mondo’s and Outtakes – My open at Noon depending on staffing and transportation.
  • Food and Beverage services at the Library and Cambridge remain closed, as classes are not in session.
  • Non-perishable food items are available through Residential Hall Directors. (Residential Halls: Taft, Parkridge, Pioneer Gardens and Oakwood.)

SHU ONE CARD vendors can be located at:
http://www.sacredheart.edu/campuslife/lifeonoffcampus/shucard/participatingmerchants/

The Library will be OPEN at 2:30 pm until 10:00 pm today and Wednesday at regular scheduled hours.

The Pitt Center will be open at 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm today and Wednesday.

  • Courts 1 & 4 are available for open gym activities.

Student shuttle service will commence regular schedule services at 11:00 am on Wednesday January 28, 2015.

  • Shuttle service for employees is suspended for Wednesday and employees can park on campus.

The IT Factory – Will open at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on today and Wednesday January 28, 2015.

Student Activities for Wednesday January 28, 2015 are:

  • Hawley Lounge – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm a NCIS Marathon, Board Games & Billiards.
  • Red’s will be open at 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm for “All Ages” activities featuring:
  • 1:00 pm SHU Family Feud Art; 3:00 pm Set Movie The Best of Me;
  • 5:00 pm Bingo in University Commons and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Set Letter Art in Hawley Lounge.

Emergency calls to Public Safety Dispatch (203) 371-7911 and Non-Emergency (203) 371-7995
Campus Operations (203) 371-7870 for any facilities problems excluding snow removal.

We will continue to update the SHU community on important matters and conditions.

Remember Safety First


1/27/15 at 2:42 p.m.

To The University Community: 

(ALL RESIDENTAL STUDENTS OFF or ON CAMPUS)


Weather Conditions – Tuesday January 27, 2015

National Weather Service / NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

THE BLIZZARD WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

521 AM EST TUE JAN 27 2015 / WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

  • HAZARD TYPES - SNOW & BLOWING SNOW.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 16 INCHES.
  • WINDS - NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
  • TEMPS – AROUND 20.
  • TIMING – UNITIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
  • IMPACTS - DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CONTINUE DUE TO  SNOW, BLOWING SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.
  • SOME ROADS MAY BE  IMPASSABLE. STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN POWER LINES & TREE LIMBS.
  • A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
  • SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.


Campus Operations and Public Safety are working on important campus service calls at this time.

  • The priority is access availability for any emergency vehicles.
  • SHU had no reported power outages overnight.
  • Conditions are slippery and Campus Operations is continuing to clear snow from roads and sidewalks.
  • Students please use caution when walking to the Main Academic Building - Boots are best for snow conditions!
  • State and local travel bans remain in effect at this time for snow removal.


University Services -
The University canceled all classes and offices are closed today.

Student Services - Available today are:

  • FOOD SERVICE – Chartwells will open at 63’s from 7:15 am through 9:00 pm today.
    • Limited menu from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the door price is $8.75.
    • Non-perishable food items are available through Residential Hall Directors.

(Residential Halls: Taft, Parkridge, Pioneer Gardens and Oakwood.)

  • The Library will be CLOSED today.
  • The Pitt Center will be open at 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm today.
    • Courts 1 & 4 are available for open gym activities.
  • Shuttle Service is suspended for today as driving bans are in effect and road conditions are not clear at this time.
    • Shuttle service is evaluated continuously and we will commence operations as soon as practicable.
  • The IT Factory – Will open at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm today.
  • Student Activities:
    • Hawley Lounge – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm a Law & Order SVU Marathon, Board Games & Billiards.
    • Red’s will be open at 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm for “All Ages” activities featuring:
    • 1:00 pm Crayon Canvas Art; 3:00 pm Set Roommate Challenge Game; 5:00 pm Trivia and 8:00 pm Set Movie / GONE GIRL

Emergency calls to Public Safety Dispatch (203) 371-7911 and Non-Emergency (203) 371-7995
Campus Operations (203) 371-7870 for any facilities problems excluding snow removal.

We will continue to update the SHU community on important matters and conditions.

Remember Safety First

 


1/26/15 at 7:23 p.m.

SHU Winter Storm - Student Update

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

All Students Please Shelter-in-Place

A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or are presently occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility will lead to whiteout conditions. These conditions will make travel extremely dangerous. Please do not travel. Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy has issued a travel ban effective at 9:00 pm this evening.

Please stay in a safe location until the storm has ended and additional updates on conditions and services are issued.

SHU Communication Methods:

Detailed Forecast

Tonight Snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 20. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Windy, with a northeast wind 21 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.

Tuesday Snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 24. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a north wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Tuesday Night Light snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 14. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values between zero and 10. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph.

Thank you for your attention to this important safety notice.


1/26/15 at 2:19 p.m.

Winter Storm Preparedness Update:

Throughout the storm, we are monitoring conditions and will continue to provide updates. Please take this time to ensure that you are prepared for this extreme weather and the potential for power outages. 

Severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday evening, to allow people already on the road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins, and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads.


Preparedness:

Visit the FEMA website for preparedness tips for winter storms and extreme cold: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather?utm_source=hp_promo&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=fema_hp

 
Media Outlets:
In the event of widespread power outages, please be aware that CTweather.com feeds closures and delay notifications to the following radio stations: WEBE108, WICC-AM, Kicks 105.5 and Kicks 106.3. While WSHU does not announce routine closures, in the event of service interruptions to university email and Wi-Fi, please tune in to WSHU radio (91.1 FM) for ongoing emergency updates.

 In the event of a Power Outage:

  • Students will be able to charge their cell phones and laptops in the Pitt Center and outside the Public Safety Dispatch Office.
  • Food service will be provided by Chartwells in Linda's. 
  • Emergency contact numbers / SHU DPS (203) 371-7911.
  • Make sure your family is aware of your location and has the ability to make contact.
  • Residential Hall Directors and RSAs will have updated campus information.
  • Elevators may not be functioning, so use stairs if power is restricted.
  • NO CANDLES are permitted for safety reasons;­ use a flashlight / See Hall staff if needed.
  • Check local radio and media outlets for updated information.

Pre- and Post-Storm Expectations:

  • Additional Public Safety patrols will be on campus and in Residence Halls.
  • Campus Operations staff will be on duty throughout the duration of the storm.
  • Public Safety & Campus Operations will assess all facilities during and after the storm.
  • Facilities will be checked for power and weather damage to determine availability.
  • Post Storm - Campus Operations and external vendors will be on campus to perform a thorough cleanup of snow.

Communication Methods: (Contingent on Power)

  • CAMPUS EMERGENCY CALL ­ (203) 371-7911 or (203) 374-9352
  • NON-Emergency ­ (203) 371-7995
  • Local Police & Fire call - 911
  • SHU website will have updated campus status reports.
  • SHU Public Safety may deploy the text message Emergency Alert System.
  • United Illuminating will prioritize service restoration to critical assets.
  • For latest delay and closing information, visit: http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/publicsafety/inclementweather/
  • Follow SHU on Facebook and Twitter for timely updates.

 OTHER RESOURCES:

http://www.weather.gov/

http://www.fairfieldct.gov

http://www.bridgeportct.gov

http://www.ct.gov/demhs/site/default.asp 


01/26/15 at 12:04 p.m.

To the University Community:

Today is January 26, 2015, 2015.

Students - Due to the inclement weather, the University will cancel all classes at all locations as of 1:00 p.m. today through and including Wednesday January 28, 2015. Classes will resume on Thursday January 29, 2015, at their regularly scheduled times at all locations. Students are encouraged to complete any travel plans in advance of the projected blizzard conditions arriving this evening into tomorrow. CT Governor Malloy has issued a travel ban to commence at 9:00 p.m. this evening. The schedule on shuttles and food services by Chartwells will be distributed and updated.

Staff – All University offices will close at 4:30 p.m. today through Tuesday January 27, 2015. A decision on reopening the University will be made Tuesday evening and notification to all employees will be made. Note: All essential services employees please report as scheduled.

We will issue additional informational updates on conditions and services as they become available. In the event of extended power outages University announcements will be made by WSHU (91.1 FM) radio, posted on the university home web page and on the SHU information line (203) 365-7669.

Campus Alerts at: http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/publicsafety/campusalerts/

Inclement Weather Polices for students, faculty and staff at: http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/publicsafety/campusalerts/inclementweatherpoliciesandnotificationguidelines/

SHU Communication Methods:

  • CAMPUS EMERGENCY CALL ­ (203) 371-7911 or (203) 374-9352 / NON-Emergency ­ (203) 371-7995
  • Local Police & Fire call - 911
  • SHU website will have updated campus status reports.
  • SHU Public Safety may deploy the text message Emergency Alert System.
  • Follow SHU on Facebook and Twitter for timely updates.
  1. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/#!/SacredHeartUniversity
  2. Twitter - @sacredheartuniv

SHU Teams from public safety, campus operations, Chartwells dining services, residential life, athletics, academic affairs, student union, and many others are working together to ensure that we are as prepared as possible.




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