Message from Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher
I am glad to report that power, telephones and internet service are now fully restored to all areas of Belmont’s campus.
Belmont’s campus will be open on Tuesday, and all classes, convocations and co-curricular activities will resume as scheduled. In addition, all exams will be held as scheduled. Monday’s cancelled classes will be held on Wednesday, May 5, which was previously Academic Preparation Day. Students, if you have questions about your schedule or individual classes, please contact your instructor or the dean of your college.
Students and employees who are unable to get to campus due to the impact of flooding should contact their respective instructors and/or supervisors. Faculty will be working with students who have been affected by the recent floods to ensure everyone has an opportunity to complete all work for the semester.
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has requested that all Davidson County residents reduce water usage by one-half. We encourage all Belmont students, faculty and staff to observe this request. This will help all of us preserve the availability of water through this crisis.
I have heard stories of many in the Belmont community who have suffered serious property or other losses. I ask all those who have suffered loss to please let us at Belmont know by contacting the Provost’s office at 460-6400 or the Office of Student Affairs at 460-6407.
Most of us were incredibly blessed to be spared injury and significant property damage. Now it is time for us to reach out and help support members of our community and of the larger Nashville area who have been impacted by the floods. We plan to help with the recovery efforts, and you will be hearing more about Belmont’s involvement in those efforts tomorrow in an email from Vice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake.
In addition, Belmont has partnered with the Office of Emergency Management and Metro to provide a Joint Information Center in Beaman A&B until the crisis is resolved. You can see more information about that partnership on Belmont News.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we navigate the impact of this past weekend’s storms. Please remember all of those affected in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.