At this time, tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Dorian are expected in Central Florida Sunday evening.
In preparation for the storm’s arrival, and to provide flexibility for students to travel outside the area if they choose, classes will be cancelled on Friday, August 30. The campus will remain open Friday for faculty and staff.
The College will officially close at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 1, and will remain so through Wednesday, September 4, pending further updates. A mandatory campus evacuation will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday and will remain in place until further notice.
During the closure, only emergency essential personnel are expected to be on campus. All other personnel should remain off campus until the College reopens.
All students who remain on campus through Sunday morning will be transported by the College to an approved Red Cross shelter. Check-in for those buses will begin Sunday morning at the Alfond Sports Center.
Prior to leaving campus on Friday, please ensure all computers and personal items are removed from the floor, and are covered by garbage bags. Garbage bags will be distributed at the Help Desk in Olin Library starting at 2 p.m. today. Additionally, please move items of value away from exterior walls and windows. The College does not assume responsibility and is not insured for damage or loss of personal property.
The College will activate its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Sunday night, and it will be staffed with members of the College’s Emergency Operations team. Campus will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, until we are able to do a thorough assessment of the safety of campus following the storm before reopening. At this time, we plan to reopen campus on Thursday, September 5.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding as the College prepares for Hurricane Dorian. We plan to provide the next update Sunday afternoon. Please continue to monitor the College’s emergency site and Campus Safety Facebook and Twitter for additional information.