All classes that begin at 5 p.m. or later are cancelled.
Classes that begin before 5 p.m. are cancelled; offices are open.
Please stay tuned for additional messages regarding evening classes via this website, the INFO line and NP Alert. We’d like to remind the campus community of the College’s Inclement Weather/Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy. Please check individual office closings on the office closings website. Closings will be listed as they are made available.
State offices may be closed due to weather conditions only by order of the Governor. Because we are a state university, we follow state policies regarding office closings. SUNY New Paltz’s president is authorized to suspend campus activities, but can give non-teaching professional staff or classified civil service personnel time off without charge to leave credits only in very limited circumstances. In a situation where there is inclement weather, but offices are open, individuals must use their best judgment as to whether or not they feel comfortable traveling on the roadways. The College asks that non-essential employees notify supervisors of their planned absence, and their intention to use their leave credits as appropriate.
All classes are cancelled, Tuesday, January 27.
Governor Cuomo has directed non-essential State employees in the region impacted by the extreme winter storm and under a State of Emergency to stay home from work on Tuesday. Accordingly, non-essential employees should not report to work and do not have to charge accruals. Please consult with your supervisor if you are not sure whether you are designated as essential personnel (essential personnel includes police, food service, snow removal, heating plant and residence life staff).
In his briefing today in which he declared a state of emergency, Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed that all non-essential state personnel may leave work at 3 p.m. today in anticipation of the impending snow storm.
Please confer with your direct supervisor if you are unsure about whether you are considered an essential state employee.
Stay tuned for further announcements regarding Tuesday.
During inclement weather the campus will often cancel classes, but offices remain open. This is because state agencies are not allowed to close campus without the governor’s approval. In a situation such as this, employees must use their best judgment as to whether or not they feel comfortable traveling on the roadways. The College asks that employees notify supervisors of their planned absence and intention to use their leave credits as appropriate. Facilities Operations will do its best to keep up with the heavy snowfall, however, given the quantities of snow predicted and heavy wind conditions expected, on campus conditions will be variable.
Because we are a residential campus and students, staff and visitors who remain on campus are expecting offices to be open, we want to make them aware BEFORE they venture out in inclement weather to an office that had to close. It is common that many offices will be understaffed because all staff members in that unit have opted to remain home for personal safety reasons.
If your office is closing, please follow these steps:
1. Each department head (or his/her designee) must report to their VP or Dean for approval in the decision to close their office and indicate the time it will close.
2. VPs/Deans/Department Heads or designee should visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/officeclosings.
Click Submit/Update Office Closings and log in.
Select office to be updated.
Add date office will be closed.
Optional notes can be added (i.e. Office of Student Affairs to close after 2 p.m.)
Listing will disappear after applicable date.
During inclement weather the campus will often cancel classes, but offices remain open. This is because state agencies are not allowed to close campus without the governor’s approval. It is common though that some offices will be closed/understaffed because all staff members in that unit have opted to remain home for personal safety reasons.
Please check individual office closings at http://www3.newpaltz.edu/officeclosings/. Closings will be listed as they are made available.
In anticipation of the impending blizzard that is anticipated to begin later today and continue through Wednesday morning, Facilities Management and campus leadership are monitoring the forecast and preparing for the storm.
We’d like to remind the campus community of the College’s Inclement Weather/Emergency Cancellations and Delays Policy.
Please stay tuned for additional messages regarding the storm and for official announcements regarding cancellations and delays via the College’s website, INFO line, and NP Alert.
As a community, it’s on all of us to create a culture of respect where sexual assault is not tolerated. SUNY New Paltz is proud to participate in the It’s On Us campaign, a White House initiative that aims to raise national awareness about sexual assault. SUNY New Paltz produced It’s On Us- New Paltz with the participation of students, student leaders, and student affairs.
Our message is simple: At New Paltz we have a collective responsibility to one another, to step-up and not be a bystander, to support and not blame the victim, to help end sexual assault. Take a moment to watch the video, share it with parents, alumni and friends. Each of us can make a difference.
Visit www.itsonus.org to take the pledge to end sexual assault.
Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Executive Director for Compliance & Campus Climate
Title IX Coordinator/AAO
Effective beginning of business, Friday December 19, 2014 through close of business Friday, January 16, 2015 core office hours will be 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Classified staff employees represented by CSEA and PEF who work a 7.5-hour day will have a half hour meal period during this season. Those who work an 8-hour day will have no change in meal period but may work different hours, depending on operating needs of their department. For classified staff employees represented by PBANYS there will be no change in work hours or meal period.
Professional, exempt full-time employees represented by UUP are expected to continue to perform their full professional obligation which may include coverage during the core office hours. Non-exempt and/or part-time professional employees should discuss the effect of the core hours change with their immediate supervisor.
Any questions may be directed to your immediate supervisor.
SUNY New Paltz will perform an audible test of its mass notification speaker system on Monday, Nov.10, at approximately 1 p.m.
Members of the New Paltz community may hear a series of loud tones followed by a voice indicating that this is only a TEST of the College’s emergency notification system.
This system is only activated in accordance with the College’s Emergency Response Plan and at the discretion of select members of the campus’ Emergency Response Team. For more information about the College’s emergency communications or response plan, visit the Emergency Management website at www.newpaltz.edu/emergency.