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Hurricane Sandy Announcement to Parents

October 27, 2012, at 8 p.m.

The University’s Emergency Management Team has been meeting throughout the weekend, and working closely with state and local officials to track Hurricane Sandy and prepare for the storm.

The National Weather Service is predicting that Hurricane Sandy may cause significant wind, rain and flooding problems for our region during the next few days.  As a result, the University will be closed on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 and all classes and events are cancelled.

Resident Student Information

  • The University’s Emergency Management Team has strongly encouraged undergraduate residential students who are able to safely return home to do so on Sunday, October 28 before the storm reaches our area.  Students have been asked to consult with you to determine if it is safer to return home or better to stay on campus.
  • Students may leave their belongings in their room, but do so at their own risk.  We have advised them to take their valuables and electronics home.
  • Classes will resume no earlier than Wednesday, October 31.  Please check the University website for periodic updates.
  • Residential students deciding to leave campus housing, are asked to check out with a member of the residential life staff so that the University will know their whereabouts in case of an emergency.


  • The University will run shuttle buses from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, on Sunday from campus to the New Haven train station to access train and bus services.  The shuttles will leave from the sidewalk by the Maxcy parking lot. 

Commuter Students

  • Commuters are encouraged to check their town website for emergency shelters in their area.  They should also check the University website for updates as to whether the University’s emergency shelter will be in operation.


Students have been reminded to let their parents and families know where they will be sheltering during the storm if they will not be returning home and provide them with contact information.  They have been encouraged to share this message with you.

Parents, guardians and students should monitor the UNH web site at, UNH email, and local media for storm-related information. In the event the university's web site goes down, information can be found at