Published 10/26/12

Classes canceled, administrative offices closing noon Monday Oct. 29

UPDATE: Tuesday Oct. 30, 8:58 a.m.

Bryant University's emergency management team is carefully monitoring the path of Hurricane Sandy. Continued high winds, power outages, and flooding are forecast for today, and Bryant has canceled all classes and events. The University plans to resume classes and regularly scheduled activities on Wednesday, October 30.

The Bryant campus survived Hurricane Sandy without any power loss or significant water damage. Food service will be available today in Salmanson Dining Hall, for brunch from 10am-2pm, and for dinner from 5-7pm. The Bryant Center and Chace Fitness Center will both open at 10am, and Krupp Library will open at Noon.

UPDATE: Monday Oct. 29, 10:34 a.m.

The University is continuing to monitor the path and strength of Hurricane Sandy, and current predictions call for Sandy's wind gusts and heaviest rain to reach Rhode Island later this afternoon and tonight, Monday, October 29. For the safety and well being of our community, all undergraduate, graduate, and Executive Development Center classes will be cancelled as of noon today (Monday Oct. 29), and no classes will be held on Tuesday, October 30.

In anticipation of the storm surge arriving this evening, all administrative offices will be closed at noon on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. Essential personnel are asked to report to work as scheduled. The University’s emergency management team has arranged appropriate plans based on the most current predictions. Please look for further updates and details regarding safety and security to be posted on the Bryant website and sent by email. You can also call Bryant’s Storm Line, 401-232-6002.

Bryant students are encouraged to remain on campus and remain indoors. Students will receive detailed information regarding arrangements for food service. Because power outages may occur, students are encouraged to take steps now to charge laptops, cell phones, and other devices that will allow them to stay informed as Hurricane Sandy progress.

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UPDATE Monday Oct. 29 at 9:28 a.m.

Bryant University is continuing to monitor the path and strength of Hurricane Sandy, and current predictions call for Sandy to reach Rhode Island early this afternoon, Monday, Oct. 29. For the safety and well being of our community, all classes will be cancelled as of Noon on Monday and no classes will be held on Tuesday, October 30. All administrative offices will be closed at Noon on Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday.

A more detailed announcement will follow.

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Friday Oct. 26


TO: Members of the Bryant Community

FROM: President Ronald K. Machtley

RE: Hurricane Preparedness

The University is keeping watch on the path and strength of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to travel up the East Coast over the weekend. The latest predictions call for Sandy to reach New England on Monday, Oct. 29.

The University’s emergency management team has contingency plans in place that are based on the current predictions. If the path of the storm changes or other factors arise, updates regarding safety and security will be posted on the Bryant website and sent by email. You can also call Bryant’s Storm Line, 401-232-6002, and, if you haven’t already done so, sign up for the University’s emergency messaging system.

Here’s how:

  • Login to myBryant
  • Click on “Department” in left navigation window
  • Click on “Administrative systems”
  • Click on "Sign up for Bryant's Emergency Messaging Service" and follow the instructions. Please stay safe and check the website for updates.

Please stay safe and check the website for updates.