Dear Members of the Campus Community,

All Fordham campuses will open at Noon today, Tuesday, October 26, due to extensive road flooding in the region and anticipated mass transit delays caused by heavy rains. The University will issue an update no later than 10 a.m. today if we anticipate delaying opening until later in the afternoon.

No in-person classes will be held on campus before Noon, but online classes will proceed as planned. Deans and instructors may contact their students with further information about alternative arrangements for classes affected by this announcement.

Please use caution while walking on campus, and avoid walking near or under large trees. Avoid walking through flooded areas. As few as six inches of moving water can knock a person over. Consider remaining indoors this evening and avoid traveling, since even subways can become flooded given a large volume of rain within a 24-hour period.

To prepare for possible power outages, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer.

Local weather forecasts are imprecise, and the storm may be worse than predicted. As always, members of the University community should take local conditions into account when traveling to or from campus.

In an emergency, please call Fordham Public Safety at (718) 817-2222.

Sincerely,

John Carroll, Associate Vice President
Fordham Department of Public Safety