Email Announcements

27Aug 2011

Pratt Classes and Operations Cancelled Monday Aug. 29th

Dear Pratt Community:

In addition to our closings Saturday and Sunday:

Pratt operations and classes are suspended for Monday, August 29th.
Normal operations and classes will resume Tuesday, August 30th unless otherwise notified.
Residence Halls will remain open for occupancy and move in.

We urge all community members to enroll in the Emergency Alert System, You can enroll by going to your dashboard on
This will insure that you receive the latest information.

Have a safe weekend,

Peter Barna, Provost

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26Aug 2011

Important Weather Alert. Pratt closings

Dear Pratt Community:

As a precaution related to the approaching storm, we are taking the following actions:

1. All buildings on the Brooklyn Campus and our Pratt Manhattan Center will be closed from 12:00 Noon, Saturday August 27th through Monday morning, August 29th.

2. Residential, Security, and Food Services facilities will remain open to accommodate present and arriving residential students.

3. All classes are cancelled for Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th.

4. Decisions related to Campus re-opening and Monday Classes will be announced before 7am, Monday August 29th. We understand that widespread transportation issues might preclude some student attendance should Monday classes be held as normal. Please place safety as your primary concern.

We urge all community members to enroll in the Emergency Alert System. You can enroll by going to your dashboard on

This will insure that you receive the latest information.

Note that Pratt Institute is NOT in a NYC hurricane evacuation zone.

Should you encounter an emergency situation on campus, please notify security at 718-636-3450.
There will be a security guard stationed at all residential facilities should power outages remove phone service.

Notifications about further closings will also be posted on 1010Wins (1010 on your AM dial).

Have a safe weekend.

Peter Barna, Provost

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26Aug 2011

Hurricane Information

Please be advised although the NYC mayor is planning on evacuating low lying areas of the city, the Pratt campus is not in any zone slatted for evacuation at this time.  Please consider signing up to the Pratt Alert text messaging system for storm information.  You can sign on MyPratt.ed.

Department of Safety and Security

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26Aug 2011

Hurricane Information and Safety Measures for Students


Pratt Institute is currently making plans and informing every one of procedures and preparations to be safe during Hurricane Irene.  The following are measure all students should take while remaining in residential facilities on campus.

Students are requested to keep their radios tuned to local station WINNS 1010 AM for storm advisories and general information. The following procedures are recommended in order to provide maximum safety and protection for students.
Students Living On Campus

    Residence Halls:
1. Students will receive information pertaining to storm preparations from their Resident Assistant (RA) and through information posted on their floor and in the lobby of the residential building.
2. On-campus residents from the NYC area who want to go to their homes may do so.
3. Students should contact their parents prior to the storm to advise them of their location and then again shortly after the storm to inform them of their status. It will be easier for students to contact their parents than for parents to locate students.
4. Meals: Arrangements for meals and food supplies will be made as storm specifics are determined. Meals are provided to students within the residence halls during an impending storm.

Students Living Off Campus (Commuters)

Students living off campus should refer to the inclement weather notifications and local authorities for specifics and information about the hurricane.  Student will also receive information via Pratt Emergency Text Messaging.

1. DO NOT go outdoors during the hurricane. It is essential that all students stay indoors throughout the entire hurricane. Residents must not leave their living units until directed to do so by the residence hall staff.
2. All windows must be closed tightly. In those facilities where venetian blinds are provided, the blinds should be closed.
3. Students should have snack food items, such as crackers, cookies, peanuts, etc. Food service on campus will be available as long as possible, but students should plan for an emergency by having non-perishable items available. Do not plan to travel off campus after a storm since transportation may not be possible.
4. Students should remain away from dangerous areas, such as the glass windows and doors in the lobby areas of the residence halls and downed power lines.
5. Do not attempt to open windows or doors to see what is happening outside. Wind currents are especially strong near high-rise buildings.
6. On-campus students should report all accidents, injuries, broken windows, or excessive water to your Resident Assistant or Safety and Security.
7. Keep in mind that everything is calm when the eye of the storm passes overhead. Do not venture outside, as the second half of the storm will follow shortly.  The second half of the storm will begin with wind speed at the maximum of the previous half immediately.
8. Additional information will be supplied to students in the residence halls by the residence halls staff as specifics of a storm situation are determined.

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24Aug 2011

Notice of Reported Robbery


To: Pratt Institute Students, Faculty, and Staff Members

From: Department of Safety and Security, Pratt Institute

Re: Timely Warning Notice of a reported robbery that occurred on Willoughby Avenue and Steuben St., in which four students were approach by three male blacks described as teenager.  One of the students’ I-Phone and I.D card was stolen. All four victims were Pratt students.

Date: August 24, 2011

In compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Act, the Pratt Institute Department of Safety and Security is informing the members of the campus community about three recent reports of robbery or attempted robberies at the above mentioned locations. 

On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at approximately 10:15 PM four students were walking west on Willoughby Ave. at Steuben St. when three male blacks approached them, displayed what was believed to be a gun and robbed one of the students of his I-Phone and his Pratt I.D. Card.  The three suspects then ran east on Willoughby Ave.  The three males were described as being 5’9” tall all wearing dark colored baggy pants.

Campus members are strongly urged to be especially vigilant when traveling about the campus and community after dark and to be aware of their surroundings.  Keep valuables including cell phones and I-phones out of sight and carry only what is necessary.  Try to avoid anyone who looks suspicious.  If you see someone that appears suspicious when off campus call the NYPD by dialing 911, and when on campus, call the Pratt Institute Department of Safety and Security at (718)-636-3540.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, or have been a victim please report it immediately to the NYPD and the Pratt Institute Department of Safety and Security at (718)-636-3540 or at the Main Security Booth in person.

As always, members of the campus community are encouraged to review crime prevention and personal safety information made available at

Announcements are also available on the web at and via RSS at

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19Aug 2011

PrattCard Update

We would like to make you aware of some recent changes relating to your PrattCard.

The Institute will no longer issue stickers to visually check whether a PrattCard is valid. Following the summer semester, members of the Institute will not receive stickers as they did in the past. Instead your PrattCard will be electronically verified. This improvement will provide the most current information available in determining the validity of an individual’s credentials and granting them access to campus facilities and activities.

The new PrattCard office is now located on the lower level of ARC next to room A109. You may also contact the office at our new telephone number (718) 687-5678 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We look forward to being of continued service to you.

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18Aug 2011

Address Format For Incoming Mail And Packages

As you are aware, the Mail Center has moved from Steuben Hall to Thrift Hall.  As a result of this move, the handling and delivery of incoming mail has changed.  In order to maintain an efficient mail and package handling process, please address packages, letters and overnight envelopes as indicated below.


Bill to: 
Recipient’s Name
Department Name
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Ship to:
Recipient’s Name
Department Name
Pratt Institute Receiving Department
379 DeKalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Recipient’s Name
Department Name
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

In order to avoid delay in the delivery of packages to appropriate departments at Pratt, packages should be addressed to the Pratt’s Receiving Department: 379 DeKalb Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205.  Otherwise they will be delivered to: 200 Willoughby Ave. Please note that packages are delivered by the Receiving Department not the Mail Center.

NOTE: Do not address mail to 536 Myrtle Avenue.  This is NOT a valid Pratt mailing address. Mail for Myrtle Hall should be addressed as indicated above.

For additional information or questions, please contact Jay Montalvo, Mail Center Manager at ext. 3530 or 3417.
Thank you for your cooperation.

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18Aug 2011

Parking Permits 2011/2012

Effective Monday, August 22, 2011 the new parking permits for 2011/2012 will be available for purchase.  A non-refundable fee of $200.00 is required for all eligible recipients.  This cost is based on the academic year.  Permits will not be sold by the semester or on a part time basis.

Due to the extremely limited availability of parking space, priority will be given to faculty/staff and commuter students.  The Office of Residential Life will have approximately 50 permits to sell to resident students. Members of the Pratt Community residing within 1.5 miles of the Institute will not be eligible to park on campus.

The following are the mandatory requirements concerning this year’s purchases:

Current valid Pratt ID card
Current valid state vehicle registration
Check or money order payable to PRATT INSTITUTE in the amount of $200.00

Lost or stolen permits will require a $25.00 replacement fee. 

Current permits 2010/2011 will be honored until September 9, 2011.  Vehicles that fail to display the new permits after that date will be denied access to the Campus.  Vehicles found on the campus with expired permits will be subject to towing.

Please convey this information to other members of your department and thank you for your cooperation.

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17Aug 2011

PrattStore Rental Center Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of the new PrattStore rental center will be held on Friday August 19 at 2:00 PM . Textbooks and studio supplies will be available for rental on a semester, weekly and daily basis. The PrattStore rental center has been made possible by a grant from the Dept of Education to Pratt Institute. Refreshments will be served.

Roy Muraskiewicz
PrattStore Manager
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(718) 636-3600 x2915

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15Aug 2011

Moblog Entry

Dear All,

The Pratt Institute Department of Safety and Security would like to announce Security Supervisor Dwayne Whitaker’s appointment to Assistant Director for the Department of Safety and Security.  Dwayne has worked at Pratt for approximately three years and posses many years of service in public safety and security in a higher education environment along with several years in the military as an investigator for the Criminal Investigation Division.  He will continue to serve Pratt’s Department of Safety and Security as the Crime Prevention Officer and Fire Drill Conductor in addition to his many other duties and responsibilities.  Assistant Director Dwayne Whitaker will be assigned the 4:00 PM to Midnight shift, Tuesday through Saturday.  Please join me in congratulating him.

Director of Institute Safety and Security
William Schmitz

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12Aug 2011

Newman Clock Construction Work

Pratt Campus Construction

South Walkway

Starting on Monday, August 15th, the Plaza at the bottom of the Design Center ramp will be repaired. This work will include demolition and replacement of the concrete topcoat to match the existing landing design at the bottom of the Design Center steps.

In order to ensure a safe construction environment the Design Center ramp will be closed from Monday, August 15th to on or about Friday, August 26th.

During this time the Design Center front entrance steps will remain open. If you require ramp access to the Design Center during the ramp closure, please contact the Facilities Office at 718-636-3579 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

South Hall Amphitheater

In addition, on Monday, August 15th, work will begin for the Bruce Newman Clock and plaza adjacent to the Amphitheater near South Hall. This will include excavation, concrete, brick and electrical work to create a foundation and circular plaza for the clock.

In order to ensure a safe construction environment, access to certain areas may be limited or closed entirely from Monday, August 15th to on or about Friday, August 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Office at 718-636-3579 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Please direct your questions or comments about either project to Glenn Gordon Executive Director at 718-399-4435 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

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08Aug 2011

25% 0FF your entire SCHOOL LISTS ONLINE at www.

Art, Foundation, and Architecture Students welcome back to Pratt.Avoid the Back to School rush and order your Art and Architectural supplies now. Go to www. and click the 25% link.You can have your order shipped to you or ready for pick up at the PrattStore.

All orders placed will be eligible for our August 20th raffle of a PrattStore $500 gift card,and 5 $100 PrattStore gift cards. First 100 orders received will be eligible for a raffle of one PrattStore $1000.00 gift card.

If your order is for over $100.00 you will receive a FREE portfolio and drawing board for your 18X24 pads a $30.00 value FREE. DO NOT include these items on your orders . All $100.00 orders will automatacaly have these items applied and either shipped with your order or held for you at the store.

If you order over $200.00 dollars along with your Free portfolio and drawing board you will also receive a FREE Skull Candy headphone a $29.95 value only for the first 100 orders received.

One free $10 PrattStore rental certificate from our PrattStore rental center to all orders received by August 15. Rent a easel ,manikin, light box. etc when you need it. Good for the entire 2011/2012 semester.

All offers do not apply to textbooks,software,coloraid, electronics,apparel, Current and Future Sale promotions.

Faculty please email your supply lists out now so your students can take advantage of these offers and please e-mail a copy to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Questions? Call 718-230-2915 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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