Updates - NYIT and Hurricane Sandy

Registration Postponed Until Nov. 12-30

Nov 05 2012

Registration for Spring 2013 and Intersession 2013 has been postponed due to Sandy.

New Dates:
 

  • Priority academic advisement: Nov. 5 - Nov. 16, 2012
  • Priority online registration: Nov. 12 - Nov. 20, 2012
  • Open registration period starts Nov. 21, 2012

 

 

Cycle B:

  • Cycle B 2012 classes begin Nov. 5, 2012.
  • Registration for Cycle B is extended until Nov. 8.
  • Cycle B withdrawal period starts on Nov. 9.
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Your News and Questions About Sandy and Recovery

Nov 05 2012

We will be updating nyit.edu/sandy throughout the day and the days and weeks to come.

If you have news to share with the NYIT community, please email updates@nyit.edu.

Hotline for Students: 
516.686.7799 
sandystudents@nyit.edu


Hotline for Faculty/Staff: 
516.686.7772 
sandyfacultystaff@nyit.edu

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A Message to NYIT Students

Nov 05 2012

Dear NYIT Students,

We fully understand that the destructive impact of Hurricane Sandy has affected you and your fellow students in various and personal ways, including property damage, loss of electrical power, gas shortages, and even displacement from your homes. The entire NYIT family worldwide is deeply saddened by the losses many of its members continue to experience nearly a week after the storm made landfall.

Please know the NYIT community appreciates the extremely difficult situations many of you are facing. As such, I am writing to address concerns some of you have expressed over resumed operations at our Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses, as well as to begin outlining support efforts that will be available through the NYIT community.

First, let’s discuss the resumption of classes on Monday, November 5.  We believe it is our responsibility to open today for those of you who are able to attend classes. We are prepared to address student issues on a case-by-case basis for those unable to attend. Please reach out to your professors and academic advisors to discuss your current needs. We have postponed registration for next semester to Nov. 12-30, and the Provost is asking faculty members to be accommodating to individual situations, including putting lectures and course materials online for those unable to attend classes in person.

Additionally, deans, faculty, and student advisors are working to get an understanding of the impact of Hurricane Sandy on you and your families. Please continue to share information so that we can collectively find the best resolution to the challenges the storm’s impact is posing on your NYIT studies. To accomplish these and other student-centered initiatives, it is important that we have our campuses open and operating to fully coordinate help and assistance.

Lastly, we need our campuses to be open and operational to execute relief programs for our students and staff members who have been most severely impacted. Already underway are efforts to host food and clothing drives, form groups of people to operate as “clean teams” in the hardest-hit areas, and facilitate ride-sharing boards to augment what already is being done via social media. Please share any and all of your ideas with your SGA representatives, as well.

Many more plans are in development to provide for academic and community support, and we will share details on a continual basis. Our dedication to ensuring we are available to our NYIT students is paramount, especially in difficult times. We will do all we can to ensure you are receiving the quality services and academic support you expect of us.

Sincerely,

Dr. Edward Guiliano
NYIT President

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FEMA

Nov 05 2012

FEMA is available to help qualified individuals and families with financial or direct whose property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a federally-declared disaster, and whose losses are not covered by insurance.


Please have a pen and paper and the following information ready:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Current and pre-disaster address
  • A telephone number where you can be contacted
  • Insurance information
  • Total household annual income
  • A routing and account number from your bank (only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account)  Lookup your bank routing number.
  • A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
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Hurricane Sandy Relief, NYIT Style!

Nov 04 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief, NYIT Style!

New York Institute of Technology students and faculty pulled together to plan a blood drive, collect donations, and provide direct help to victims of Hurricane Sandy both within and outside of the NYIT community.

On Saturday, NYIT students made and delivered 240 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to Long Beach, N.Y. residents hard hit by the storm surge into their coastal community. The students heard about the need through Old Westbury Dean of Campus Life Francy Magee.

Old Westbury SGA President Robert Hammarberg sent an email blast and picked up supplies with Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life Jerome Holland. Fourteen volunteers set up an assembly line to make and bag the sandwiches.

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A Close Encounter With Sandy

Nov 02 2012

A Close Encounter With Sandy For NYIT student Alvaro Guerrero, Hurricane Sandy gave him time to bond with classmates— and catch up on some chess.

The biomedical engineering major and resident assistant is among the 300 NYIT students who gathered together under the tremendous force of Hurricane Sandy inside the university’s residence halls located at SUNY Old Westbury.

“Everyone was together and trying to get through it the best way possible,” Guerrero said.

“NYIT staff members were doing rounds to regularly check in on everybody,” added Francy Magee, dean for campus life at NYIT-Old Westbury. “The dining areas had generators where students charged phones and contacted parents. Also, emergency lighting was on in the hallways.” ...more

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