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Hurricane Sandy Updates

All information disseminated through the Emergency Alert System will also be posted on this page.

Please check this page before calling the College for information.

To check National Weather Service updates on severe weather in our area, click here.

10/30 6:05 am The campus will be open today. Normal schedules apply. Classes in Leibowitz will be moved or cancelled.
10/29 6:20 pm The decision about whether to open tomorrow will be at 5:30 tomorrow morning and communicated first by email. An emergency alert will go out a little later and the update will be posted to this web page.
10/29 2:02 pm Campus Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy. High winds and rain during the next 24 hours. The weather is expected to worsen this afternoon, with the strongest winds and heaviest rain expected this evening into tomorrow morning.
10/29 12:38 pm Physical Plant will put the campus on generator power for the next 24 hours. The switch is planned for 2:00 p.m. Expect a brief power outage until the switchover is completed at approximately 3 p.m.
10/29 8:00 am Bard College at Simon's Rock is closed today, Monday, October 29th, due to the weather. Further updates, as well as information regarding the College's Tuesday schedule, will be forthcoming. All essential personnel must still report to work in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus and our residential students.
10/27 11:25 pm Hurricane Sandy - Information for students and staff on preparing for the storm


Hurricane Sandy Preparations

Bard College at Simon's Rock has been tracking Hurricane Sandy since late last week and is prepared to keep the campus safe and as comfortable as possible during the storm:

  • Physical Plant and Security have secured the campus in preparation for strong winds. Should strong winds occur, campus residents have been warned to stay indoors to avoid any danger caused by falling trees or branches and/or flying objects or debris.
  • Our Dining Hall is well stocked with supplies and prepared to keep students fed.
  • The College will keep the campus community and parents informed about our plans through:
    • Emergency alert system to students, staff and faculty
    • Email notices to students, staff and faculty
    • Website updates here for students, staff and faculty and parents
  • If power is lost, the College generator will provide power for lower campus (which includes most of the residence halls and dining areas). If necessary, students living on upper campus will be temporarily relocated to the lower campus until power is fully restored.