you are aware, the Hampton Roads area expects severe weather conditions from
the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to affect the Commonwealth
of Virginia over the weekend and into early next week. I am deeply concerned
about the potential risks this storm poses to the safety of the student body
and the campus community, which are my greatest priorities. I have charged my
cabinet to take the necessary actions to ensure that the campus remains safe
and that your needs are being met.
these circumstances, all
Norfolk State University classes and activities will be cancelled, effective 6
p.m. this evening and continuing through Tuesday evening. Currently,
classes and activities are scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 31.
I strongly encourage students to leave the campus as quickly as possible and to
take personal items of value. If you are a student who cannot arrange
lodging, please contact your residence hall coordinator immediately.
who must remain on campus should immediately notify their respective residence
hall director of their plans to remain on campus. Additionally, students
who are traveling along with those who remain on campus should stay in contact
with family or friends.
the storm, my cabinet and I will be monitoring the conditions of the
surrounding areas and the conditions of the campus facilities. I encourage you
to monitor NSU’s website and local broadcast media.The Office of
Communications and Marketing will send updates via Send Word Now, and NSU’s
Facebook and Twitter pages, which you may access via our homepage, www.nsu.edu.
remember that those designated as essential personnel are to check with their
supervisors before leaving campus today and are expected to contact their
supervisors to determine scheduled reporting times throughout the duration of
thoughts are with all members of the University community. Please exercise good
judgment and travel safely.