We hope you and your loved ones are safe following Hurricane Sandy.The College has fortunately suffered no damage from the storm. Classes resumed Friday, November 2, 2012.CUNY: Hurricane Sandy FAQs for Students http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/sa/GeneralinfoResources/HurricaneSandyFAQ.html
You may be experiencing dropped calls and other telephone service interruptions. This is due to a City-wide problem. The city is running on half of its telephone grid. This along with the high volume of calls throughout the city is causing busy tones and/or dropped calls. This issue will be rectified intermittently with time when the grid begins to normalize. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Evelyn Lowmark at Ext. 5581 or Diane Colon at Ext. 5506.
IMPORTANT CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATEThe current schedule of classes has been adjusted to address the four days of missed classes due to Hurricane Sandy.Please follow the revised schedule of classes indicated for these days:Wednesday, November 21 – Follow Normal Wednesday Class ScheduleThis day will now follow a normal Wednesday class schedule to make up for the Wednesday missed during the storm. Currently it appears on calendars as a conversion day following a Friday schedule.Thursday, December 13 – Follow Normal Thursday Class ScheduleThis day will now follow a normal Thursday class schedule to make up for the Thursday missed during the storm. Currently it appears on calendars as a Reading Day.Friday, December 14 – Follow Normal Friday Class ScheduleThis day will now follow a normal Friday class schedule. Final exams will now begin on Saturday, December 15.Friday, December 21 – Last Final Exam DayThis day will now become the Friday (and last) Final Exam day. Currently the last Final Exam day appears on calendars as Thursday, December 20.Making up the Remaining Two Days of Classes Missed Due to the StormThe final two days of classes missed due to the storm – Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30, will be made up through the best judgment of faculty for each class. Please check with your professors or teachers to learn how they plan to make up for the two days.We realize that the revised schedule may not be ideal for all students, but there are no perfect solutions for making up four days in what is left of the Fall Session I calendar. If you have any questions, or if you need additional information, please visit the Student Information Center in room C-107, or call (718) 482-5935, send an email to CallCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu.For updates, we urge you to check your LaGuardia Student Email Account and this page frequently. Class Withdrawal ExtensionThe last day to officially withdraw from classes has been extended to Monday, November 12th. Please see an advisor in the B Building in Room B102 with questions.
Fall Session-II RegistrationThe first date that students will be able to resume Fall Session-II registration activities is Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. Financial Aid Payments DelayedFinancial aid and refund payments, with an issue date of this week, are delayed due to the severe weather conditions which resulted in the closing of the colleges and offices of the University. This affects only those students who expected refunds this week. For more information, visit: http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2012/11/01/financial-aid-payments-delayed/. Hurricane Sandy Support The Division of Student Affairs has set up a dedicated support team. If you are in need of hurricane-related support services, please come to the Center for Student Success, C249 (open Monday – Friday from 9-7), call 718-482-5245 or email us at email@example.com. There you will be connected with:• Academic and financial assistance• Stress management and emotional support• Access to public benefits and resourcesAssistance with Public BenefitsVice President Baston will be hosting tabling sessions around campus with members of the SingleStop USA and Center for Student Success teams to complete applications for public benefits and address other related concerns. Sessions will be held as follows:• Friday, November 9th 1:30 – 3:30 pm at M Building Lobby
Getting to LaGuardiaUntil train service is restored, LaGuardia Community College is within walking distance from Queensborough Plaza or Queens Plaza. Please refer to our "Directions to Our Campus" for more information. In addition, for specific walking directions to the College, visit http://www.hopstop.com/search, enter your starting address and our College address 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101, then click on the walking icon at the bottom of the Directions form. If you are interested in car pools, you can visit the Brooklyn College car pool app that now accommodates all CUNY campuses. To create your car pool offer:https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/carpool/create_car_offer.jsp To search existing car pool offers:https://websql.brooklyn.cuny.edu/carpool Mass Transit and Traffic MTA http://www.mta.info/Subway Serviceshttp://alert.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/Nov_5__Subway_Service_5Active Subway Routes and Bus Stopshttp://goo.gl/Tz5Ne Traffic - CBS New York http://newyork.cbslocal.com/traffic/
Gas Rationing in New York City New York City will establish gas rationing starting Friday, November 9 to help reduce wait times and long lines at gas stations in the five boroughs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/2012b/pr406-12-static.html) signed an emergency order (http://www.nyc.gov/html/om/pdf/eo/eo_170.pdf) November 8 to establish an odd-even license plate system for gasoline purchases, starting 6 a.m. on Friday, November 9. The temporary odd-even system will remain in effect until further notice, and will operate as follows:
Emergency Assistance Information If you or you family are affected by the storm, information about securing emergency assistance and federal disaster assistance is available at
Office of Emergency Managementhttp://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtmlFEMA http://www.fema.gov/The American Red Cross Greater New York Regionhttp://www.nyredcross.org/NYC311 http://www.nyc.gov/apps/311/This page will be used to provide information for students, families,
faculty, staff and community members. It will be updated regularly as
new information becomes available. We urge you to visit this page
frequently for updates.
Emergency Closing Information
The decision to cancel operations or classes is made in consultation with CUNY, taking into account whether a State of Emergency has been declared by the Mayor and whether the Department of Education has closed the City’s public schools.
When this decision has been made:
Sign up for CUNY Alert to receive notice of emergencies and weather-related closing on your office, cell or home phones and email. You can also tune in to the following radio and television stations and their websites WCBS - 880AM - www.newyork.cbslocal.com WINS - 1010AM - http://newyork.cbslocal.com/station/1010-wins/ NY 1- www.NY1.com WNBC-TV - Channel 4 - www.nbcnewyork.com