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Update on Meningitis Health Advisory

Posted 05/06/2014
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Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The following email was sent to all students, faculty, and staff on Monday (May 5) by Vice President for Student Affairs Lee Peters.

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am writing to provide you with some updated information regarding the health advisory that was issued on Saturday, May 3.

None of the more than 130 students who have visited Campus Health Services yesterday and today were symptomatic for meningitis. Health Services (860.768.6601) will continue to offer extended hours (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) for students and others today through Wednesday. No appointment is necessary. While Health Services will be open until 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, you should plan to get there no later than 6 p.m. to make sure there is time for you to be seen before the closing hour.

The Counseling and Psychological Services office (GSU 313, 860.768.4482) is also fully staffed and is available to provide support to students who need someone to talk to following Patrick Chittenden’s sudden passing. If you cannot come in to the CAPS office and are a residential student, you can talk with your Resident Director, who is available to provide support.

Funeral services for Patrick will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) in North Carolina. Patrick’s friends at The Hartt School held a vigil in his honor last night at Elizabeth Park in Hartford.

This information is also posted at As updates are available, they will be posted to that site.


Dr. J. Lee Peters
Vice President for Student Affairs