SUNY New Paltz open and classes resume
NEW PALTZ – The State University of New York at New Paltz is open. All classes have resumed their normal schedule as of today Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Functionality was largely restored to the College after the effects of Hurricane Irene. For the latest information, please see our website, www.newpaltz.edu.
There has been incorrect information reported that New Paltz would not be open until September 6. New Paltz remained opened throughout Hurricane Irene but had limited technological resources. All students and staff who were on campus during this weather emergency are safe. Our back-up generators were operational and we sustained daily basic needs for our community. Classes were cancelled Monday and Tuesday and the basement of Haggerty Administration and Student Union Building remain closed. Many offices located in these buildings have been relocated temporarily with limited functionality to South Classroom Building.
New Paltz also functioned as a Red Cross shelter during the storm, housing local residents displaced by power outages, flooding and other weather related emergencies.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.