Harvard Emergency Notification System

As the new year gets underway, please take a minute to register, or renew your registration, with Harvard University’s Emergency Notification System.

MessageMe allows the University to quickly distribute critical information to you during an emergency.

Please sign up at

 https://messageme.harvard.edu/

The Bad News:  The database has turned over each year so returning students still need to complete the process.

The Good News:  That is changing this year so if you enter your graduation month and year you will never have to do this again.

With Hurricane Irene heading north, it is particularly important to sign up today in case we need to send any emergency announcements in the next few days.

We will follow with an email specifically about the hurricane later today.

Thanks.

Orientation and A Hurricane

We’re planning to hold orientation sessions as scheduled on Friday and Saturday (but check your email for last minute changes).

Since most predictions for Sunday are grim, we are making a few changes.

We plan to hold the morning tours as scheduled

Then, in lieu of the scavenger hunt, we have rented parts of Jillian’s from 12:30-3:30 for bowling and pool. We’ll provide snacks and soft drinks and there will be a cash bar.

Later that day, we’ll hold the ice-cream social and movie night indoors. More info about the changes will be available at Registration.

See you tomorrow.

Hurricane Update

Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 storm, is expected to impact Massachusetts as early as this weekend.  The National Hurricane Center’s projected track shows the center of Irene passing through Massachusetts Sunday night and Monday morning as a Category 1 or 2 storm, or possibly a weak Category 3.  Irene is still several days out, however, and the projected track could potentially be off by as much as 200 miles and the projected timing by 6 to 8 hours

The University is communicating with students faculty and staff to ensure that everyone is aware of the possible storm and available resources.

Before the storm

If you don’t have a flashlight, this is a good time to get one.  For students in the dorms, there is approximately one hour of emergency lighting in the stairwells and hallways.  RAs will have flashlights.

Please remember to charge your cell phones and laptops, backup your files, and have a small amount of cash on hand (in case stores are open but cannot use credit/debit cards)

Register for emergency alerts through MessageMe (www.messageme.harvard.edu)

Keep items of value (sentimental or otherwise) off the floor (if you are on the ground floor or below) and off the window sills in case of flooding.

Check www.emergency.harvard.edu and 1-866-496- NEWS for Harvard-specific information related to the hurricane

Check the Harvard Hurricane Preparedness Guide (attached) for more detailed advice.

Please review the Harvard Emergency Guide at www.uos.harvard.edu/opscenter/Emergency_Guide.pdf

During the storm

Keep all windows and doors closed and secured

Stay inside

Keep a flashlight near for power loss (do not use candles)

Turn off unnecessary lighting and equipment (including computers and monitors)

Contact Harvard Police (617-495-1212) in the event of an emergency 

After the storm

Report any Harvard facility related damage and emergencies to the University Operations Center at 617-495-5560 (available 24 hours a day)

Check www.emergency.harvard.edu and 1-866-496-NEWS for post-hurricane instructions

We will continue to monitor the path of the hurricane and the forecast, and will keep you updated if conditions change.

Here is to an uneventful weekend!

Harvard Emergency Notification System

As the new year gets underway, please take a minute to register, or renew your registration, with Harvard University’s Emergency Notification System.

MessageMe allows the University to quickly distribute critical information to you during an emergency.

Please sign up at

https://messageme.harvard.edu/

The Bad News:  The database has turned over each year so returning students still need to complete the process.

The Good News:  That is changing this year so if you enter your graduation month and year you will never have to do this again.

With Hurricane Irene heading north, it is particularly important to sign up today in case we need to send any emergency announcements in the next few days.

We will follow with an email specifically about the hurricane later today.

Thanks.

 

Harvard Emergency Notification

As the new year gets underway, please take a minute to register, or renew your registration, with Harvard University’s Emergency Notification System.

MessageMe allows the University to quickly distribute critical information to you during an emergency.

Please sign up at

 https://messageme.harvard.edu/

The Bad News: The database has turned over each year so returning students still need to complete the process.

The Good News: That is changing this year so if you enter your graduation month and year you will never have to do this again.

With Hurricane Irene heading north, it is particularly important to sign up today in case we need to send any emergency announcements in the next few days.

We will follow with an email specifically about the hurricane later today.

Thanks.

From UHS Health Services

Physician Assignments
Students can access their Primary Care Physician (PCP) assignments via HUHS’s Patient Online portal. Visit https://www.pin1.harvard.edu/pin/authenticate?__authen_application=UHS_PORTAL to log in see who your PCP is.

The waiver deadline is August 31, 2011

Late waivers submitted after the August 31 deadline will be accepted only until September 30. Late fees will apply. More info: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waive

Dental enrollment ends September 30

HUHS has partnered with Delta Dental to offer a new dental plan to students. The HUHS Dental Service and the HSDM Dental Center are now among the participating providers of this new plan. For the enrollment application and details, visit http://hushp.harvard.edu/optional-dental-coverage

Dependent coverage deadline is September 30, 2011

Students may add/renew coverage for their dependents. Enrollment and renewal is not automatic. For enrollment application and details, visit http://hushp.harvard.edu/hushp-student-dependents

New HUSHP website

Visit http://hushp.harvard.edu for any health insurance questions you may have.

Reading and Study Strategies Course
Harvard Reading/Study Strategies Course: 2 weeks, morning or afternoon sessions, September 19 – October 7. To register, go to Bureau of Study Counsel at 5 Linden St., or call 617-495-2581. More info: http://bsc.harvard.edu/rc.html#rcdates