November 9, 2012

Message from Dean Cynthia Ward

The Metropolitan Center's Staten Island Unit at 500 Seaview Ave. remains closed for Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The building suffered flood damage during Hurricane Sandy. It is being repaired but we don't have a timetable for it to reopen, although we hope to start the January 2013 term back there. The college is seeking alternative space on Staten Island for study groups during September 2012. We are working hard to make this happen sometime next week. We will update you as soon as the location is identified.

Most of the mentors and staff will be working from 325 Hudson St. in Manhattan. Please contact mentors by email.

The Staten Island reception phone (718-667-7524) will be answered after noon on Tuesday, Nov.13 by Mary Romano or others.

The Metro students services contact information is student.metro@esc.edu or 646-230-1253. Your mentors have been reaching out to you, please contact them about how to continue your studies. Continue your work if you are able to do so or contact your professor about how best to proceed.

My deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by the storm. This is a difficult time for all New Yorkers, especially in Staten Island and hard hit coastal communities, because this widespread tragedy has touched all of us.

NOTE: The other Metropolitan Center locations are open in Manhattan (325 Hudson St.) and Brooklyn (177 Livingston St.). All study groups and other activities will be held.

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