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Members of the University community should respond to the daily VitalCheck prompt at least 30 minutes prior to entering campus.

Severe Weather

If you receive warning that severe weather is approaching:

  • Proceed to a safe area where you can stay inside and have access to weather related information.
  • Ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the anticipated weather.
In a severe thunderstorm:
  • Take cover immediately.
  • Avoid trees.
  • Avoid metal, electrical equipment, telephones, bathtubs, water faucets,and sinks.
  • Completely steer clear of downed power lines.

In a flash flood:

  • Seek high ground.
  • Do not attempt to drive a vehicle through standing or running water.
In a tornado:
  • Go to the basement or lowest point of your building, or an interior room or hallway without windows.

In a tropical storm/hurricane watch:

  • Pay attention to local weather forecasts and bulletins for further directions.
  • Bring inside any loose lightweight objects (i.e., garbage cans, furniture, etc.)
  • Close windows and doors.
In all cases of anticipated or actual severe weather:
  • Information will be available by calling the Fordham University Emergency
  • Information Numbers, which are 877-375-HELP (4357), 800-280-SNOW (7669),718-817-5555, or 212-636-7777.
Department of Public Safety 

Rose Hill
Extension: 2222 or 5832
Phone: 718-817-2222 or 718-817-5832

Lincoln Center
Extension: 6076
Phone: 212-930-8888 or 212-636-6076

Westchester
Extension: 3333
Phone: 914-367-3001 or 914-367-3333