Hurricane Irene Preparations
August 26, 2011: 10:25
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August 25, 2011: 10:30 p.m.
As you know, the National Hurricane Center has been tracking
Hurricane Irene as it moves north along the east coast. While
conditions and the track could change over the next few days,
the forecast from the Center indicates that the storm will
bring high winds and heavy rain to our area on Sunday, August
Because it appears that the most serious impact of the storm
is likely to occur at a time when most students would be
traveling to Troy, we have made several adjustments to
facilitate the best possible travel conditions and enable
students to arrive after the storm has passed.
We have cancelled classes for the first day of the fall
term, Monday, August 29. Students therefore should plan NOT to
travel to the campus during the upcoming weekend, but should
plan to arrive on Monday. Classes will commence as scheduled on
Tuesday, August 30. Since it is expected the worst travel day
will be Sunday, those families and students who still wish to
travel and check in today or tomorrow (Saturday) can still do
First year Convocation, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday,
August 29, at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Distribution of laptop computers for new students,
originally scheduled for Sunday, has been rescheduled to Friday
morning at the Low Center for Industrial Innovation.
First-year students, most of whom have already arrived on
campus, will receive further information about schedule changes
from the Office of Student Life.
This information will be updated through additional email
messages, the university's website, and RPIAlert as
For more information on preparing for a hurricane, please
To track the storm yourself, visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Contact: Mark Marchand
Phone: (518) 276-6098