At this time, all classes and events will take place as scheduled this week; Liberal leave remains in effect for employees on Tuesday, August 29
As of 2 p.m. CT today, Monday, August 28, 2017, we are pleased to report that the USAHS Austin campus has not sustained any significant damage from Hurricane Harvey. We will continue to closely monitor the storm and local travel conditions to ensure the safety of all of our students and employees, and we have initiated an outreach effort to any employees and faculty members in areas across Texas that are potentially impacted.
Based on the rainfall, flooding and potentially hazardous roadways, a liberal leave will remain in place for employees on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
At this time, all classes and university events will take place as scheduled this week. New student orientation will be held as planned on Wednesday, August 30th, but please note that it will now begin at 10 a.m., in order to provide extra time for students to travel safely to campus. A make-up orientation will be held on Thursday, August 31 at 5 p.m. for students who are unable to attend Wednesday’s orientation. On-campus classes will resume on Thursday, August 31. Click here for the updated schedule for the Austin campus.
The safety of our employees and students is our top priority. Students planning to come to campus should put their safety first when making travel decisions. The university will accommodate students who are not able to be here because of weather.
If, due to extreme weather, hazardous road conditions or personal situations, you are unable to travel to campus, please contact your student advisor, Kailynn Cannata, at email@example.com or 1-737-202-3317, and your program director. Your program director and faculty will take any needed and necessary measures to assure that your learning is not impaired at the start of this term because of an absence.
For our new students, as a reminder, you can access the Blackboard Orientation Course through theMyUSA portal.
Please continue to monitor USAHS email and usa.edu for important up-to-date information. If conditions warrant, we will address any changes in the campus status and operating hours, and share important information about this week’s schedules and events.
Important Safety and Storm Preparation Information:
Travis County Emergency Management Information: https://www.traviscountytx.gov/emergency
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Red Cross of South Texas:
Entergy Storm Center:
Austin Texas Floods:
Before a Storm:
Take the time now to prepare, before the forecasted storm enters our area to ensure the safety of your families and property.
- Keep the following items readily available:
- Flashlights – not candles
- Fresh batteries
- Battery operated clock radio
- Corded telephone
- Fully charged cell phone
- Non-perishable foods
- Bottled water
- Consider filling the fuel tank of vehicles in the event a power outage affects service to neighborhood gas stations.
- Follow manufacturer instructions if using a generator and be sure to locate generators in well-ventilated areas.
- After the storm hits, stay up-to-date on power outages and restoration progress and report outages and downed wires to Entergy at stormcenter.entergy.com or call 1-800-968-8243 (1-800-9OUTAGE).
- Disconnect as much electrical equipment as is possible and save all current work.
- Close all doors and windows, tape windows, secure any outdoor objects that might float or be blown away, and shut off plumbing lines.
- Beware of flooded roadways and never drive through standing water.
- Upon return to a flooded area, be careful of downed power lines. Notify administration of any existing problems immediately.
- Do not drink the water until authorized to do so.