Due to the severe weather we are currently experiencing in our local region, Bryn Athyn college announces classes are cancelled on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
A decision regarding college operations for Wednesday, October 30th will be made no later than 9:00pm Tuesday. You will be notified by all methods including voicemail in case power outage prevents email/website access.
Hurricane Sandy is moving up the east coast. Everyone at the College is doing everything possible to prepare for the storm that will likely impact campus operations. This page will keep you up to date with news and information about campus services.
GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES- You will receive further updates for specific time frame of the hurricane and its alteration to campus operations.
We will activate the Call-em-all Notification System (e-mail, voicemail) to provide you with safety information about the storm, which may include remaining indoors until further notice, should conditions warrant. Security will be on-campus However, keep in mind that both Campus Safety and EMS services from surrounding townships may be experiencing peak demand.
We ask students to act responsibly during this weather event. Follow instructions so as not to put yourself or emergency responders at unnecessary risk.
Please collect non-perishible foods. Sodexo will be working to provide simple meals in residences if unable to travel to the dining hall.
One of the hazards in any tropical storm/hurricane is the danger posed by the possibility of downed trees and wires. It is critically important to stay away from any downed tree or wire. A wire can be extremely dangerous even though it is not sparking. If you become aware of such a condition, notify Campus Safety and stay away from it.
In the event of a power outage, limited generator power is available. PLEASE do not use candles or any form of open flames in your rooms.
Hurricane safety information can also be found at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/prepare.shtml and http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/disease/facts.asp
It is essential that all students stay indoors throughout the entire hurricane. Residents must not leave their dorms until directed to do so by the Campus Safety. During the peak of the storm for maximum protection, it is suggested that students close room or bedroom doors and remain in hallways. Students should remain away from dangerous areas, such as the glass windows and doors in the lobby areas of the residence halls or the living rooms of apartments.
Do not attempt to open windows or doors to see what is happening outside during the peak of the storm as flying debris could break windows. Students should report all accidents, injuries, broken windows, or excessive water leaks to Campus Safety. Telephone calls should be made only in case of emergency.
Keep in mind that everything is calm when the eye of the storm passes overhead. Do not venture outside, as the second half of the storm will follow shortly.