Level 3 – Monitoring

Level 3 – Monitoring
We continue to closely monitor a Potential Tropical Cyclone in the area of the Bahamas. At this time, it appears that it will develop and move north/northwest up the coast of Florida. It does not appear to present any significant issues for the campus at this time. We can expect heavy periods of rain and possible wind gusts that exceed 30 mph. We will continue to monitor this system and all weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean.

Level 3 – Monitoring

Rollins College is currently at Level 3 – Monitoring. We are watching two systems- one in the Atlantic and one in the Caribbean/Bahamas. Currently neither system is expected to develop to the level of a Tropical Storm, however we will closely watch them and keep the campus updated.

Update 12: Hurricane Dorian, September 4 at 1 p.m.

This morning the College’s Facilities team was able to conduct a preliminary walk-through to assess damage to campus. We have experienced some downed limbs and debris, but overall, we are pleased to report that campus has fared well. All buildings have power.

Now that we’ve been given the all-clear, we are actively working toward reopening campus on Thursday as planned, and will hold classes Friday. You will receive additional communications from your particular school (CLA, Holt and Crummer) providing specific information about Friday’s class schedule, information about the opening of residence halls at 8 a.m. Thursday, as well as additional information about Welcome Back activities starting Friday and running through next week.

We know many in our community are eager to support relief efforts in the Bahamas. Please also look for a message from the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement detailing ways you can help.

This will be the final update regarding Hurricane Dorian from the PIO team. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding after the storm.

Update 11: Hurricane Dorian, September 3 at 11:30 a.m.

At this time, it appears that Central Florida will not experience the brunt of the storm, though we may experience strong winds and rain this evening through tomorrow afternoon.

We are preparing to conduct a campus damage assessment Wednesday, reopen the College Thursday, and hold class on Friday. You will receive communications from your particular school (CLA, Holt and Crummer) providing specific information about Friday’s class schedule.

We ask that you continue to monitor the College’s emergency site and Campus Safety Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make plans to keep our campus community safe.

Update 10: Hurricane Dorian, September 2 at 2:15 p.m.

At this time, the path of the storm is still uncertain and potential risk to campus persists. With nothing specific to share, we ask that you continue to monitor the College’s emergency site and Campus Safety Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

The College will send the next update tomorrow by noon.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make plans to keep our campus community safe.

Update 9: Hurricane Dorian, September 1 at 1:15 p.m.

After reviewing the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. report, we would like to provide a campus update.

At this time, the path of the storm is still uncertain and potential risk to campus persists. While we are more optimistic about Dorian’s potential impact to campus, there are many factors that will determine when we re-open.

A thorough damage assessment is necessary before resuming normal operations following any major storm. We are hoping to conduct this damage assessment of campus on Wednesday. If we are able to complete this on Wednesday, we anticipate the campus will be open Thursday. Classes will likely resume on Friday – following a Wednesday class schedule.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make plans to keep our entire campus community safe.

Please continue to monitor the College’s emergency site and Campus Safety Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.