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USciences Campus to Resume Normal Operations on 10/31
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Contact:  Brian Kirschner
Contact Email:  b.kirschner@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215.895.1186
 
The USciences campus will be open for classes and normal business on Wednesday, Oct. 31 following the unprecedented hurricane that shut down the Philadelphia region for two days.

USciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee sent the following message to the community on Tuesday morning after the conditions on campus had been assessed:

Dear Campus Community,

After touring the campus and getting positive reports from Dan Severino, Director of Facilities, and Shawn Woods, Director of Public Safety,  I have approved the re-opening of the campus on  October 31, 2012, Wednesday morning. All classes and offices will reopen for their regular Wednesday schedule of operations. Dining services will reopen for regular service as well.

I am especially grateful to all staff that stayed on campus to assure that our students were safe and our facilities remained sound.

Sincerely,

Helen F. Giles-Gee
President

Reports indicated that the campus came through the storm with little damage.

"The University has weathered the storm, and I am happy to report there are no major issues on campus," said Severino.  "Power distribution up to this point has not been an issue. Facilities has been working to clear branches down around campus and address building leaks. The campus will be ready for the start of business tomorrow."

A number of staff from Student Affairs and Resident Life, in addition to those who live on campus, as well as Public Safety and Facilities, stayed throughout the storm to ensure the safety of the students.

As it did throughout the storm, dining services will continue to serve the needs of students and staff.

"We opened at 11 a.m. on a brunch schedule till 4pm, and then will reopen from 4:30-7pm for dinner," said Todd Young, Sodexo general manager. "The grill, Traditions, the salad bar, and other assorted goodies will be available."

Of course the continued safety of students, faculty, and staff continue to be of highest priority. Students who commute and are unable to make it to campus due to local conditions please notify your instructors. If any faculty or staff experience local conditions that prevent them from coming to work, please notify your immediate supervisor. If you are a faculty member, please notify students via Blackboard and/or Angel and contact your department chair, if you anticipate canceling a class.

 
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