Letter to Residential Students and Parents
November 1, 2012
To the LIU Post Residential Students and Parents:
We write to you with this update in regard to Hurricane Sandy and life on campus. Currently there are just over 600 LIU Post students residing on campus. All residence halls remain open and are currently being powered by our backup generators allowing for emergency lighting, heat and hot water. The Winnick Student Center remains open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., serving a continental breakfast, sandwich lunch, and dinner.
While the drinking water in several low-lying communities on Long Island has been compromised, all water on the LIU Post campus is safe to consume and has not been affected by the storm. The safety and well-being of our students remains our top priority. All residence halls are maintained by Resident Assistants, Residence Hall Directors and Staff, and by Senior Campus Administrators who maintain full-time residence on campus. In addition, our Public Safety Department has increased staffing and campus patrols since Monday morning.
Many students have decided to return to their homes in order to be with their families. We remain in communication with all of our residents who are still on campus who were not able to leave before or after the storm.
Under no circumstance will these students be asked to leave campus due to the effects Hurricane Sandy.
We will continue to provide a safe and constructive environment while we all wait for LIPA to restore electricity to campus. For continued campus storm updates and information please visit www.liu.edu/post/stormwatch. If power outages continue into the week of November 5, information regarding class schedules and instruction will be posted on our website.
While conditions throughout Long Island remain very challenging, we are grateful that all on the LIU Post Campus are safe and have avoided any injury or harm. We thank our students and their families for their continued cooperation and understanding.
Our thoughts remain with those in the LIU Post community and beyond who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy and wish them well as the recovery continues.
Office of Residence Life