Oct. 29, 2012 Update @ 10:15 pm
Dear Wentworth community,
On Tuesday, October 30, classes will resume and all campus offices will be open.
We understand that some members of the campus community will not be able to make it to campus due to storm related commuting issues. If that is the case, students should notify their individual faculty members and faculty/staff should notify their department chairs or supervisors.
We thank you for your patience during this decision-making process and we look forward to seeing everyone safely on campus soon.
Oct. 29, 2012 Update @ 10:00 am
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy has yet to reach the Boston area but is due to arrive after 12PM. Sustained wind speeds of 35-50 MPH are expected, with gusts reaching up to 65 MPH. The heaviest part of the storm is predicted to hit late afternoon.
To keep all members of our campus community safe and out of harm’s way, the Flanagan Campus Center/Beatty Hall will be closed today, including the Library, Schumann Fitness Center, and Print Lab. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but the safety our campus family must come first, which is why classes were canceled and offices were closed. Faculty members understand the impact this will have scheduled coursework and will adjust accordingly.
Food service operations will be available. The MassArt Cafeteria will be open until 6:30PM. The CStore will be open from 10AM-7PM. A shipment was just received this morning and the store is fully stocked.
Conversations regarding the Institute’s ability to resume operations Tuesday are already in place and information will follow.
Oct. 28, 2012 Update @ 7:00 pm
Hurricane SANDY and School Closing
In keeping with Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s request, Wentworth will be closed on Monday, October 29. The Campus Center, food service, and the C-Store will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Wentworth continually monitors the movement and severity of hurricane Sandy and has prepared our campus to deal effectively with its impact. Updates will be provided on an ongoing basis as required.
Boston’s latest prediction is for showers overnight with wind increasing through the day on Monday. A total rainfall of 2-3 inches is expected in the Wentworth area with winds generally 30-40MPH and gusts up to 70MPH. The most active period is anticipated to be between 11:00 a.m. Monday morning to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning with the highest wind gusts between 11:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday.
We request that you remain mindful that there is a potential for tree limb and power line damage, moderate water pooling, some power loss, and interruption of MBTA services.
Wentworth has prepared the campus with regard to potential wind, water, and power issues.
For students living on campus, please be aware that wires and tree limbs may come down - do not approach downed wires, keep all windows closed, unplug your computer to avoid power surge, charge your cell phone, be aware of your surroundings, and call Public Safety at 4444 immediately to report any leak or any other cause for concern. Stay inside as much as possible and away from windows, and if you must go outside, be certain that you take your cell phone with you and advise someone as to your travel plan. It is anticipated at this time that all normal services will resume on Tuesday.
Oct. 28, 2012 Update @ 3:00 pm
Wentworth is monitoring the movement and severity of “Sandy” and is preparing the campus for the effects. Updates will continue to be provided when appropriate and as necessary. The following is a reminder about Wentworth’s policy for delayed openings, canceled classes or Institute closing due to inclement weather.
- Whenever severe weather is a factor, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to check the Institute’s main number (617-989-4590) or their voice mail for messages pertaining to the status of the campus. Additionally, every effort will be made to make an announcement on AM radio stations WRKO (680) and WBZ (1030), TV stations 4, 5 and 7, and LConnect
- When feasible, the decision to remain open, delay the opening, cancel classes or close the Institute will be made as early as possible. Please do not call Public Safety for this information as it may distract from their addressing more serious matters.
In Boston, showers are expected overnight with wind picking-up early Monday morning. The forecast calls for 1” to 2” of rain, heavy at times with winds between 30 & 40mph with occasional gusts up to 60mph. It is reported that the height of the storm here will be between late afternoon Monday and Tuesday morning. Conditions are expected to be worse along the coast and south of the City.
- For those students living on campus, please make sure the windows in your residence are closed and secure. Fully charge your computers and cell phones and have a flashlight handy. Please avoid going out in severe weather, but if unavoidable, use extreme caution.
- For those commuting to campus, please allow extra time for your morning commute.
Wentworth is committed to providing members of its community with a safe and secure place in which to live, work and study. The Institute is prepared to respond to emergencies and urgent situations that require immediate action. Wentworth’s police are trained as EMTs and along with our residential life staff are here on campus 24/7.