UPDATE- Sunday, Nov. 4 10:00 p.m.
Registration date for Spring 2013 has been pushed to Monday, November 24, 2012. Find details here. Classes start on January 28, 2013.
UPDATE- Sunday, Nov. 4 1:10 p.m.
NYU has set up a survey to help connect commuter students with temporary residences on campus starting tomorrow, Monday Nov. 5. If you are a commuter student or an on-campus student willing to host a student in your room, click here to fill out the survey.
UPDATE- Saturday, Nov. 3 12:23 p.m.
Con Edison will not be able to provide heating for Third North residence hall until Monday, according to NYU’s official Facebook page. The university encourages students from other residence halls to take in Third North residents in the meantime.
-Third North dining hall will be closed until further notice. However, other dining halls will still be opening as scheduled on Monday, and as mentioned earlier on the live blog, Kimmel and Weinstein will be providing free meals through Sunday evening.
-Palladium will be open through Monday for hot showers
-Cots will be available in the E&L through Saturday and Sunday.
UPDATE- Saturday, Nov. 3 10:50 a.m.
Eighty percent of New York City’s transit has been restored, including full service on the 4/5/6 trains, according to WNYC News.
UPDATE- Saturday, Nov. 3 10:00 a.m.
All residence halls have now been cleared for residents to return home. Overnight, Con Edison and NYU staff worked to restore power and prepare the residences for students. Third North does not yet have heat or hot water, but associate vice president of student affairs Tom Ellett says students who are uncomfortable will be given options as to where to proceed.
Dining services will continue in Kimmel and Weinstein through Sunday night with normal operations returning Monday.
UPDATE- Friday, Nov. 2 11:20 p.m.
NYU Langone’s Vilcek Hall dorm has regained power, although it has not yet been cleared for occupancy. The Langone Medical Center is slated to open sometime in the middle of next week, Mayor Bloomberg said at a press conference today.
Meanwhile, Associate vice president of student affairs offers apologies for students still stuck in Kimmel on NYU’s main campus.
UPDATE- Friday, Nov. 2 9:52 p.m.
UPDATE- Friday Nov. 2 8:20 p.m.
Third North, Alumni and East Seventh Street residence halls are cleared for occupancy.
UPDATE- Friday Nov. 2 7:31 p.m.
Second Street Residence Hall and Founders Residence Hall has been cleared for occupancy, according to the NYU Facebook page.
The university will also be providing limited bus service to re-opened dorms will available in front of the Kimmel Center for Student Life until 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE- Friday Nov. 2 6:18 p.m.
Broome Street residence hall is cleared for students’ return.
Tom Ellet, associate vice President for student Affairs, is particularly excited for students to go back home:
Meanwhile, power has also returned to Third North, according to notification from an RA of the dorm. However, residents have no been cleared to return, as inspections at the dorm are scheduled to last until 9 p.m. tonight.
UPDATE- Friday, Nov. 2 5:40 p.m.
We have reports of power being restored in Founders Residence Hall as well as Palladium Residence Hall.
Also, power is restored in East Village, SoHo, and other parts of Lower Manhattan, according to Con Edison.
UPDATE- Friday, Nov. 2 4:34 p.m.
Power expected to be back on campus, Saturday, Nov. 3. In anticipation of the restoration, director of public safety Jules Martin suggests the following cautions for dorming students as they prepare to return to dorms as well as resources for commuters, per a university-wide email:
In order to facilitate the route to campus, the Commuter Student Council is currently organizing a carpooling facebook group.
Otherwise, beginning on Monday Nov. 5, there will also be accommodations in Coles Sports Center for commuters to stay overnight, including facilities to store their belongings, as well as hot showers. Students can begin checking in at 6:30 a.m. on Monday.
The university will also be reaching out to resident students who would be willing to volunteer to let a commuter stay overnight with them.
For dorming students
-Wait for an email notification before returning to your dorm. Public safety must perform fire alarm checks before allowing students into the building.
It will take several hours:
- for toilets to begin functioning properly
- before dorm rooms will be back to get back to a normal temperature.
- It will also be “some time” before hot water is available.
The following services may also experience glitches:
- Wifi and campus cable
UPDATE- Thursday Nov. 1 5:44 p.m.
Classes officially scheduled to resume Monday, Nov. 5, according to a university-wide email.
UPDATE- Thursday, Nov. 1 3:32 p.m.
There will be a free music and performances at Bobst Library at 7 p.m. in Bobst Library tonight. Free beverages will also be available — just be sure to bring your NYU ID.
UPDATE- Wednesday, Oct. 31 7:23 p.m.
Hot showers available 24/7 in Coles Athletics Center and the Palladium gym. Bring your own towels and soap!
UPDATE- Wednesday, Oct. 31 7:10 p.m.
Alec Baldwin and JSex making the rounds in the house. Come on by, if you don’t wanna miss.
UPDATE- Wednesday, Oct. 31 6:30 p.m.
Students continue to fill up floors in the Kimmel Center as the night wears on. Most students asked are planning to charge up in Kimmel, and return to their homes for the night.
For those without phone service: Reuters reports that AT&T and rival T-Mobile are teaming up to provide coverage to each other’s customers. Spotty to nonexistent phone service experienced by callers have been the result of floods and power outages all along the northeast due to Hurricane Sandy.
UPDATE- Wednesday Oct. 31 1:00 p.m.
14 out of 23 subway lines are scheduled to resume limited service beginning on tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 2, including the following:1, 2, 4, 5, 6, A, D, F, J, L, M, N, R according to a report from New York News.
UPDATE- Wednesday, Oct. 31 1:00 a.m.
Around a hundred students are scattered throughout the Kimmel and Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. In order to conserve energy, students have been congregated to the second, third, and fourth floors. Stay tuned for an inside look into life at the Kimmel GCALS asylum.
UPDATE- Tuesday, Oct. 30 2:47 p.m.
In order to give employees time to rest and prepare food, here are the updated foodservice hours for Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Weinstein Dining Hall
Breakfast 8:00-10:00 am
Lunch 12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00-8:00 pm
Breakfast 8:00 am-10:00 am
Lunch 12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Dinner 5:00-8:00 pm
UPDATE: Oct. 30, 12:52 p.m.
NYU will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 31. All classes and activities cancelled. Because of how crucial ConEd is to NYU facilities, a decision is pending on whether to restore classes on Thursday and Friday. Thursday and Friday schedules will be announced later today.
The Student Health Center will be temporarily relocated and reduced in walk-in services from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET today, Oct. 30, at the Kimmel Center for Student Life, room 210.
The University has also set up locations whwere students may bring their phone chargers and take turns re-charing devices at the following locations:
- Kimmel Center
- Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life,
- Lower Level of Bobst Library
UPDATE: Oct. 29, 12:44 p.m.
NYU will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All classes, activities and events are cancelled, and administrative offices will be closed.
NYU-Poly and NYU College of Dentistry will also be closed.
UPDATE: Oct. 28, 3:45 p.m.
Closing time for grocery stores near campus:
Trader Joe’s on Union Square: 5:00 p.m.
Whole Foods on Union Square: 7:00 p.m.
Food Emporium on Union Square: 12:00 a.m.
Duane Reade: 7:00 p.m.
Gristedes : 11:00 p.m.
Space Market, University Pl.: 24/7
Dining Halls closing at regular hours today. They are closed Monday for business.
According to WNYC’s NYC evacuation zone map, both Greenwich Hotel and Stuyvesant Town dormitories are located in “Zone B Potential flooding from a Category 2+ hurricane.”
A new update on NYU’s information page has stated that Bobst, Kimmel, Coles, and the Palladium sports facilities will all be closed for normal business.
NYU Policy on reporting emergencies: Any emergencies should be reported to NYU’s emergency number: 212.998.2222 or directly to 9-1-1. This includes especially any injury or harm to individuals, but you should also use this number to report conditions that present a hazard, such as broken glass or problems in our facilities.
UPDATE: Oct. 28, 3:15 pm
All NYU academic buildings that normally operate on Sundays will close tonight at 5:00 pm. NYU Transportation Services will also terminate at 9:00 pm.
According to the MTA, NYC subways will be making their final departures at 7:00 pm and buses at 9:00 pm. However, the MTA urges all passengers not to wait until the final train/bus.
NYU-Poly and NYU Law will both be closed tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29.
The Student Health Center and all dining halls will be open tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29, pending available staffing.
The status of Tuesday operations will be made mid-day tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 29.
Due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo has ordered to suspend all MTA transit systems as tens of millions of people prepare for rains and winds that could hit 80 mph. As a result, NYU has announced the canceling of Monday classes:
NYU: Sunday, Oct 28, 11:00 am
With the announcement of the suspension of MTA service this evening, the University will cancel classes, events, and activities, and will be closed for normal operations tomorrow, Monday, Oct 29.
According to the New York Times City Room, the subway system will close Sunday night with final trains making their departure at 7 p.m.
Additional details will be provided shortly on NYU’s information page. Stay tuned with WSN for more updates.
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