Email Announcements

24Jan 2014

2013 W-2

This is to inform you that the 2013 W-2’s will be available for pick-up from your respective departments on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm.  W-2’s not picked up by 2pm will be mailed same day at 4:30 pm. The Internal Revenue Service requires the 2013 W-2’s be distributed or postmarked by 01/31/2014.

I would like to advise you also that electronic W-2 is now available on the secure website, “https://paystatments,”  W-2 Statements for 2013, 2012 and 2011 (3 years) will be available on this website.

If there are any problems or you have any question, please contact the Payroll Supervisor, Alice Javellana-Uy at ext#3521 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thank you.

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06Jan 2014

Storage System Upgrade

Information Technology has scheduled a storage system upgrade for today, January 6, 2014, from 7:00PM until 9:00PM. As a result the following services will not be available during that time:

Student Information Systems
Academic Tools

If you have any questions regarding this or other technology issues please contact the Service Desk at 718-636-3765 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thank you,

Information Technology

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02Jan 2014

Annual Campus Closing

Effective 12:01 AM through 12:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2014 Pratt Institute will exercise its right as a property owner and close the Main Campus grounds to the public for a 24 hour period.

All gates and entrances will remain closed during this time period, to be opened at 12:00 PM, Sunday, January 5, 2014 as per normal procedure.  However, all Pratt students, faculty, and staff members will be able to access the campus during this closure at any one of the main campus turnstiles with the use of their Pratt Card.

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20Dec 2013

CulinArt Holiday Hours

Please be advised all CulinArt locations will be closed on Monday 12/23 except the C-Store will be open from 3pm to 10pm.

The main dining hall will also be closed Thursday and Friday January 2nd and 3rd, however the Pizza shop will open from 8am to 3pm.

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20Dec 2013

Online Work Order System Upgrade

The Office of Facilities Management will perform an upgrade of our online work order system this afternoon, starting at 3:00 PM. The system will be restored no later than Sunday, December 22nd.

During the upgrade please send all requests for work via email to Facilities at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you.

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17Dec 2013

Electrical Shutdown this Weekend at the Chemistry,

Electrical Shutdown this Weekend at the Chemistry, Machinery and Engineering Buildings

There will be an electrical shutdown affecting the Chemistry, Machinery and Engineering Buildings, starting Friday, December 20th at 4:00 PM. This shutdown is necessary to perform critical maintenance work on the electrical switchgear and associated cabling.

The work is anticipated to take 12-hours, during which time there will be no electrical power or IT service, and access to the Chemistry, Machinery or Engineering Buildings will not be permitted. We have coordinated the shutdown to minimize disruption, provide sufficient time to safely perform the work and allow for unanticipated issues. If all goes according to plan, electrical power should be restored by 4:00 AM Saturday morning and the buildings re-opened by 8:00 AM.

The detailed weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 20th
3:00 PM - IT Technicians power down building computers and digital equipment
4:00 PM - All occupants must vacate the Chemistry, Machinery and Engineering Buildings and Security will lock the entrances
4:15 PM - Electrical power is shutdown; switch maintenance and cabling work begins

Saturday, December 21st
4:00 AM - Electrical power is restored to the Chemistry, Machinery and Engineering Buildings
8:00 AM - IT Technicians restart and check computers and digital equipment
8:00 AM - Chemistry, Machinery and Engineering Buildings are reopened

Pratt Facilities and Security staff will be on site to monitor the progress of the shutdown and ensure safety. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience resulting from this necessary work.

Please email Facilities at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

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14Nov 2013

Typhoon Haiyan

Members of the Pratt Institute Community have been deeply moved by the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by these tragedies. The Student Affairs department wants to offer its support to members of the Pratt community with friends and families in the affected areas. Counselors from the Pratt Health and Counseling Center are available in Willoughby Hall to speak with anyone who needs assistance M-F from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. They can be reached by calling (718) 399-4542. International Students with questions or concerns are encouraged to also contact the International Affairs Office at 718-636-3674.

If you want to help you can visit the following websites for more information or to make a personal donation:

International Red Cross


Save The Children

Care International


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14Nov 2013

Pratt Institute Smoking Policy

This is a reminder to everyone in the Pratt campus community of our obligations under the Pratt Institute Smoking Policy.  The purpose of the policy is to maintain a healthy, comfortable, and productive educational and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors as well as to preserve the aesthetic value of the campus. 

This reminder appears necessary, particularly as we enter the colder season, since it is evident that the policy is routinely flouted, with smokers frequently congregating near building entrances or other common areas that others must travel through.  Many people on campus have health conditions that can be exacerbated by smoke.  It is unacceptable for these individuals, or anyone, to have to endure discomfort and possible health consequences, from second-hand smoke.  Please be considerate and respectful of others if you do choose to smoke on campus.  Smoking on the Pratt campus is a privilege and smokers are expected to comply with this policy.

Smoking is prohibited at the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses in all buildings, including residence halls, and in all spaces within the buildings. In addition smoking is prohibited within twenty (25) feet of any building entrance or exit, as well as within twenty-five (25) feet of all exterior building walls which contain windows and intake vents.

Any student, faculty member, staff member, or visitor may request individuals to comply with this policy. Failure to comply by students should be referred to the Director of Residential Life and by employees to the Director of Human Resources.

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08Nov 2013

Academic Tools Offline

Dear Student,

We are currently experiencing an issue with Academic Tools.  In order to correct the issue, Academic Tools will be taken offline from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

As always, if you have an issue, please contact the Service Desk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 718-636-3765.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Information Technology

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24Oct 2013

Network Outage Affecting the ISC Building and Dekalb Hall

A Message From The Office Of The Controller:
An announce message was sent from Pratt Information Technology regarding a network outage affecting the ISC building and DeKalb Hall. While the cabling contractors have been diligently working on resolving the matter it appears that their work may not be finished in time for Vendor payment checks and Student Refund Checks to be printed for distribution on Friday, October 25, 2013. If the checks cannot be printed on Friday they will be available for distribution on Monday, October 28, 2013.

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23Oct 2013

ISC Building and DeKalb Hall Network Outage

Due to damaged fiber cables, we are experiencing a network outage which affects the ISC Building and DeKalb Hall only. Pratt’s cabling contractors will be on campus tomorrow morning to provide temporary network service to these building while work continues on a permanent repair.

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding the outage please contact the Service Desk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 718-636-3765.

Thank you,

Pratt Information Technology

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02Oct 2013

Steuben Street and Emerson Place Asphalt Repairs

Dear Pratt Faculty, Staff, and Students: 

Please be advised that Steuben Street, between the Willoughby Avenue Main Entrance Parking Lot and “No-Name” Street, will be temporarily closed 7 AM until 6 PM on Thursday, October 3rd. This closure, which will only affect vehicular traffic, is required to repair asphalt paving in front of both the Steuben Street and Emerson Place townhouses.

During this period, parking along Steuben Street will not be permitted and the parking lot adjacent to the Stabile Hall and Cannoneer Court Dorms must be accessed from the Emerson Place entrance on Willoughby Avenue. Detour signs, which illustrate these changes, will be posted until the completion of the repairs.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. Please contact the Facilities Office at 718-636-3579 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) should you have any questions.

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30Aug 2013

Jewish High Holidays

We invite all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to High Holiday services and meals on campus at the Rohr Jewish Center serving the Pratt Community.

The Rohr Jewish Center is located at 541 Myrtle Avenue; directly across the street from the Pratt Store.

Wednesday, September 4, 8pm
Thursday, September 5, 8pm

Thursday, September 5, 10am-12noon (followed by lunch)
Friday, September 6, 10am-12noon (followed by lunch)

Kol Nidrei Service: Friday, September 13, 6:45pm
Morning Service: Saturday, September 14, 10am-1pm
Neila Service: Saturday, September 14, 6:45pm (followed by break-the-fast meal)

English/Hebrew Books Provided /
Everybody Welcome / Walk-ins Welcome
Time Sensitive / Services let with meaning and humor by Rabbi Simcha

Reservation requested, not required: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wishing you a Happy Healthy Jewish New Year,
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein & the Jewish Student Union, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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29Aug 2013

Main Building Construction Update - September 2013

Most of the activity related to the reconstruction of the Main Building has not been visible: fire damaged materials were removed, interior walls were reinforced, temporary waterproofing was installed, office furniture and file cabinets were tagged and water damaged materials removed. Concurrently, the architectural and engineering consultants were surveying, designing and preparing demolition and reconstruction contract documents; part of a multi-phased project to complete the reconstruction and relocate staff back into the Main Building.

Very shortly, Windsor Construction enterprises will begin the demolition or all interior surfaces, electric, IT and security cabling, build a permanent roof and perform facade repairs necessary to prepare the building for reconstruction. A professional mover will also be relocating furniture and files to expedite the work. These activities will continue until on or about the end of October, when reconstruction will begin. The reconstruction work will include new wall, ceiling and floor surfaces, new or enhanced electrical, IT, security and fire safety infrastructure, as well as new lighting.

To ensure safety and expedite construction, Windsor has erected a protective construction fence, and will be installing a building scaffold including a sidewalk bridge over the Memorial Hall entrance, a material hoist and a debris chute.

The schedule, subject to unanticipated conditions, including weather delays, and coordination with municipal agencies, anticipates the major portion of the work will be completed by early 2014. At which time we will begin a phased move back into the Main Building. Initial indications are that the Basement, 2nd and 3rd floor will be available on or about January 10th, the 1st and 4th floors on or about January 31st and the 5th and 6th floors in mid-March 2014.

Please call the Facilities help desk at 718-636-3579 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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14Aug 2013

Parking Permits 2013-2014

Effective Monday, August 19, 2013 the new parking permits for 2013/2014 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.

For your added convenience, you are now able to apply for a parking permit via the Pratt Website  After your application is reviewed you will receive an electronic response with further information regarding the application process.  Also for your convenience, you can now use your Pratt Card to pay for your parking permit.  Funds can be deposited on your Pratt Card via a debit or credit card by visiting, or by making a cash deposit on your Pratt Card at the Value Port machine located on the first floor of the Engineering Building.

1. Parking permits are available for purchase in the Safety and Security Office, Engineering Building Room #105, Monday-Friday between 9:00AM - 5:00PM.  Payment for the Parking Permit by using your Pratt Card will be taken by the Safety and Security Office. (Please do not forget to bring your Pratt Card, Driver’s License and the vehicle registration).  You will be able to complete your transaction and receive your permit during this visit.

2. To pay by Credit Card, Personal Check or Money Order you will receive a payment coupon from the Safety and Security Office which you will take to the Bursar’s Office, Myrtle Hall 6E, Monday - Friday 9:00AM -5:00PM, and make your payment.  Please bring the Bursar sales receipt to the Safety and Security Office where your permit will be issued. (Please do not forget to bring your Pratt Card and the vehicle registration).

Due to the extremely limited availability of parking space, priority will be given to faculty/staff and commuter students.  Members of the Pratt Community residing within a mile and a half (1-1/2) of the Institute will not be eligible to park on campus, with the exception of faculty/staff residents.

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 2012/2013 will be honored until September 13, 2013.  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 or No permits will be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

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

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