Hurricane Sandy Information

October 30, 2012


Wednesday 10 AM UPDATE

- Columbia Transportation services intercampus shuttles will resume operations today on a regular schedule.
- The University Office of Work Life has set up an online bulletin board to help people form or join carpools.

- New York City buses will be operating on regular schedules, with fares suspended (i.e., ride free.)

In addition to the information contained in the University-wide message distributed Tuesday and posted below, we have the following updates for the CUMC Community:

- The ColumbiaDoctors office at 1790 Broadway remains closed Wednesday due to the nearby crane accident. All other ColumbiaDoctors outpatient offices will be open as scheduled.
- Columbia Transportation intercampus shuttle services are expected to resume on a limited basis Wednesday. Please visit for updates.
- For CUMC, Monday Nov. 5 is a normal business day. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is a University holiday for Election Day.

And a reminder, all classes resume as scheduled Wednesday for the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine.

For the School of Nursing, classes and ETP are canceled Wednesday; all School of Nursing classes and clinical will resume Thursday.
Mailman School of Public Health classes are canceled Wednesday.
Please refer to your school’s website for additional details.

Staff are expected to report to work on Wednesday. Please contact your supervisor if you anticipate difficulty due to transportation or other conditions.

Thank you all for your patience, cooperation, and dedication during this unusual situation.



P&S will re-open Wednesday with classes and clinical work resuming for our students.

We are aware that some students and faculty may not be able to make it to campus tomorrow, and make ups and contingencies will be available to those students. Your safety is the first priority. If you cannot get in, please contact your course director and for clinical rotations, any other relevant faculty.

Students in the Classes of 2015 and 2016 will receive an email today from their course staff with further details. Students in clinical rotations should report to their site and be aware that faculty including course directors may currently be without power and unable to respond to your emails.

We will provide further information to you regarding whether the Columbia shuttle will have some service available tomorrow from Morningside to CUMC. That is presently unclear.

Please know that your advisory dean, the staff of the Center for Student Wellness and all of us in the Office of Medical Education are here for you.

Lisa Mellman, MD, and Ron Drusin, MD



Updates and further details also will be posted at and Alternatively, you may call 212-854-1754 for the Morningside campus or 212-305-7300 for CUMC for the latest announcements.

For information about the storm’s impact on city services, visit For transit updates, go to For information about NewYork-Presbyterian hospital services during the storm, go to or


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