Heat Wave Anticipated Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Dear Saint Mary's Community Members, 

As you likely know, the weather for Moraga on Thursday through Saturday is predicted to have temperatures that exceed 100 degrees (101 Thursday high, 108 Friday high, 106 Saturday high).   In response, we are taking the following actions.

For Students:

In Galileo and Sichel, those classes beginning at 1:15 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday or at 11:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and  held in locations without air will be relocated to a space with air condition or cooling.  Please look for signs on the doors of these buildings indicating the new location for your class if it is impacted.

Dryden Hall and the Campus Recreation Center will be set up as cooling stations for the campus community of students, faculty, and staff.  These places will have tables and chairs and hydration stations so bring your reusable water bottles.

Please carry your reusable water bottle and hydrate regularly throughout the day.  If you come across a peer in distress and possibly dehydrated (e.g. dizzy/lightheadedness, nausea/vomiting, extreme headache, muscle cramps, weakness), please call Public Safety (925-631-4282).

Some have inquired about sports competitions on campus for the weekend.  The Athletics Department is addressing those concerns with their staff.  If you are hosting an outdoor event, please take into consideration having water available for your participants or consider a relocation or rescheduling for the event if practical.

For Faculty and Staff:

In Galileo and Sichel, those classes beginning at 1:15 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday or at 11:45 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and held in locations without air will be relocated to a space with air condition or cooling.  Bill Sullivan and/or Amaury Avalos, of the Office of the Registrar, will be sending a communication to those of you impacted with a reassigned space. 

Supervisors and Managers may choose to dismiss staff early if appropriate for your business.  

For those offices with mission critical business that can be done with your laptop at a different location, Dryden Hall and the Campus Recreation Center will be set up as cooling stations for the campus community of students, faculty and staff.  These places will have tables and chairs and hydration stations.

Again, please carry your reusable water bottle and hydrate regularly throughout the day.  If you come across a colleague or student in distress and possibly dehydrated (e.g. dizzy/lightheadedness, nausea/vomiting, extreme headache, muscle cramps, weakness), please call Public Safety (925-631-4282) immediately.

As noted above, some have inquired about sports competitions on campus for the weekend.  The Athletics Department is addressing those concerns.  If you are hosting an outdoor event, please take into consideration having water available for your participants or consider a relocation or rescheduling for the event if practical.

Thanks much,

Jane Camarillo
Incident Management Team
Saint Mary's College