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Classes Will Resume on Friday, November 2

The College maintains an emergency hotline at (610) 861-1532. Please call the hotline for important information and updates. The College will also post updates and other information on this webpage.

Emergency Hotline Number 610 861-1532

Classes will resume at Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center on Friday, November 2.

Power is back on the Hurd Campus… Clewell Dining Hall has re-opened on Thursday, November 1. Lunch will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Dinner from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. On Friday, October 2 normal hours 7:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Carol Traupman-Carr has a message for students and faculty.

We will postpone registration for current sophomores ONE MORE TIME. Registration for current sophomores will now begin Monday, November 5 at 7AM, ending on Tuesday, November 6 at 5PM. (While you are remembering to register at that time, please also remember to vote on Tuesday!) This will necessitate moving FIRST-YEAR/FRESHMAN registration until Thursday, November 8. Freshman registration will begin on Thursday, November 8 at 7AM, ending on Friday, November 9 at 5PM. Students who might be off campus and without power will not get this message via email, so I am asking students to text their sophomore friends with this information.

Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility under these unusual circumstances.

Dean Skalnik and I are in Monocacy Hall most of today to meet with sophomores who have not been able to coordinate clearance with their advisors AND who do not anticipate being able to meet with them today or tomorrow. In addition:

  •  Dr. Bardsley will be available this afternoon in her Comenius Hall office (3rd floor) to help students interested in a history major, or for general advising questions.
  • Dr. Leeds will be available this afternoon in her Comenius Hall office (2nd floor) to help students interested in economics and business (including management).
  • Dr. Lyons will be available this afternoon in his PPHAC office (2nd floor) to help students interested in a psychology major, or for general advising questions.

Other faculty may be available. If you advisor notified you that he or she is available today, please do go and meet with them.

Carol Traupman-Carr

Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center will not hold classes on Thursday, November 1; however, offices will be open and all employees are to report to work.

From this point forward, the decision to hold classes will be made on a daily basis by 3:00 p.m. for the following day.

The Hurd Campus is without power. Clewell Dining Hall and the Root Cellar Café will remain closed until power is restored.

The Haupert Union will close at 7 p.m. this evening.

Message from Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Message from Carol Traupman-Carr, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs

  • Reeves Library will be open from 2 pm until midnight on Tuesday, October 30. Reference services, however, are not available. Students are encouraged to go to the library to use the space to study, do research, or get a change of scenery.
  • The last day to withdraw with a "W" is advertised as Friday, November 2. Because of the weather-related school closures, I will extend that deadline to Wednesday, November 8.
  • Registration for rising sophomores will be moved again, due to the college's closing tomorrow. Registration is now scheduled to open Friday, November 2 at 7am, and will close Monday, November 5 at 5pm. Please note that whole registration will be open over the weekend, there will be no IT support for registration issues outside of normal business hours. Students are encouraged to email advisors to reschedule appointments or discuss registration via email, bug please note that many municipalities are without power at this time (including large portions of both Lehigh and Northampton counties), so patience is advised...

For updates call the Moravian College Emergency Hotline 610 861-1532 or check back for future updates on Moravian’s website at www.moravian.edu.

Campus Community,

Hopefully you have seen the E2Campus message regarding the College’s decision to CLOSE on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th. Classes are cancelled and only essential personnel should report to campus.

Below is some additional information:

  • Class Registration: Online registration for current sophomores will be postponed, and will be rescheduled to begin on Thursday, November 1 at 7AM, ending on Friday, November 2 at 5PM. 
  • Fitness Center: Normal Operating Hours are in effect, this could change as Hurricane Sandy reaches the Lehigh Valley.
  • Food Service: Operating on “Sunday Schedule” for Monday and Tuesday:
    • Root Cellar and Blue & Grey will open at 9 am 
    • Marketplace and Clewell Dining Hall will open for brunch at 10:30 am 
  • Haupert Union Building (HUB): Will be open from 8 am – 10 pm this could change as Hurricane Sandy reaches the Lehigh Valley.
  • Library: Reeves Library expects to be open from 10am to 5pm on Monday. However, staffing could be affected by the weather, and so we ask that students call the circulation desk or check the Reeves website before venturing out to the library.
  • Residence Halls: Are OPEN. Again, we cannot predict if the campus will lose power in the days ahead. 
  • Shuttle Service: Operating on a reduced schedule; this will be determined by road conditions in the days ahead.
  • Varsity Athletes: Please check with your coach for information about practice, games, etc.

Please continue to check the MORAVIAN.EDU site for more information as Hurricane Sandy reaches the Lehigh Valley.

We ask everyone to take this storm seriously. Please continue to stay safe and informed. We hope to restore all campus activities on Wednesday, October 31.

Students, Faculty and Staff,

As we hear news stories about the approaching storm that may hit the Lehigh Valley late this weekend and early next week, we share the following as helpful information:

  • The institution is preparing as best we can. As you know, weather is unpredictable and it is impossible to know how the storm may impact our campus community. As such, we intend to provide regular updates to the community via the following sources:
    • Call the campus hotline 610-861-1532 – information as it relates to the entire community can be accessed by calling this number. This # will be in service even if we lose power on the entire campus!
    • Check AMOS (https://amos.moravian.edu/ICS) – information about changes to the class schedule will be posted here.
    • Check the College website: (http://www.moravian.edu/) – information as it relates to the entire community will be posted here.
    • College e-mails – will be sent, as needed, to alert the community to weather-related issues. 
    • Check campus flat-screen TVs in the HUB, The HILL, and PPHAC - information as it relates to the entire community will be posted here.
    • Check hallway bulletin boards in residential facilities – student res life staff will post information as it becomes available. 
    • E2Campus alerts – will be sent, as appropriate, to alert the community to weather-related issues. We have multiple ways of providing information to the community because we understand that in severe weather emergencies individuals may not have the ability to check email, check AMOS, etc.
  • Some Helpful Tips 
    • Charge your cell phones, computers, tablets, etc. 
    • If you have a flashlight, make sure it is accessible and batteries are working (FYI – each RA/SRA/CA/HR has an operating flashlight in the residence halls on campus). 
    • If you have a vehicle, you may want to consider filling the fuel tank before the weekend (Please watch for an e-mail from Campus Safety regarding other parking related issues later today.)
    • Stock up on water and other non-perishable food items (FYI – Dining Service is having extra food/water delivered to campus as a precautionary measure.)
    • We encourage you to share this information with your family, parents, guardians, etc. Often times, during emergency situations, those away from campus are concerned about action that the College is taking. So, it might be helpful if your family has the hotline #, knowledge that the website will be updated, etc. so that they, too, can check for updates.

Again, it is impossible to predict how this storm may impact our campus.

  • We could lose power for a short amount of time or an extended period of time. We will be in constant communication with PPL to gather updates and to take appropriate measures if necessary. We will do our best, based on conditions and power sources to campus, to communicate this information with the Campus Community via the avenues listed above.
  • If highways are closed, or the Commonwealth declares a state of emergency, we could cancel classes. Please do not assume that this will happen; instead, please refer to the emergency numbers and contact information above to verify.

Please take time this weekend to watch weather reports and to make responsible decisions regarding your safety and well-being.

Again, as more information becomes available as we track this storm, we will be in touch.

Nicole L. Loyd, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Moravian College
1301 Main Street , Bethlehem, PA 18018

To the College Community,

In anticipation of severe weather on Monday, October 29th into Tuesday, October 30th, which may include high winds, heavy rain and flooding conditions, I am directing that all students remove their vehicles from Lot Z and Lot U commencing on Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 PM and park their vehicles on North Campus in the following lots:

  • Lot A (Elizabeth Ave & Main St behind Student Affairs) 
  • Lot D (W. Greenwich St & Monocacy St) 
  • Lot F (Johnston Hall)
  • Lot H (Breidegam Field House) 
  • Lot J (HUB) 
  • Lots M, N, O (Locust St & Masslich St) 
  • Lot P (Locust St & Masslich St behind the Archives Building)

For those students who obtained parking permits from the Historic Bethlehem Partnership that park under the Hill to Hill Bridge, you will be authorized to park in any of the aforementioned campus lots. This arrangement is only a temporary agreement to allow parking due to the forecast for extreme weather and since the Hill to Hill parking area is prone to sudden flooding.

The following conditions and restrictions will apply:

  • The temporary emergency parking regulations will be in effect from 1:00 PM, Sunday, October 28, 2012, through 11:00 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012. In the event the temporary emergency parking requires extension, Campus Safety & Police will send an email or post the extension notice on AMOS or other college media sources. 
  • All vehicles parked on North Campus that were relocated from South Campus must display hangtags for Lot Z or a HBP permit tag.
  • No unregistered vehicles will be permitted to park on campus under these emergency parking guidelines. Your vehicle will be subject to ticketing.
  • Any vehicles relocated from South Campus to North Campus, are prohibited from parking in any North Campus Resident Reserved Lot or Premium Parking (Nitschmann Lot and W. Laurel St).
  • These temporary emergency parking regulations can be rescinded or extended as weather conditions dictate.

Thank you,

George J. Boksan
Director of Campus Safety and Chief of Police
Moravian College / Moravian Theological Seminary
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018