Hurricane Ian Update: September 30, 2022

Campus Community:

We hope everyone stayed safe during Hurricane Ian. We know that many of you are still impacted by power outages, flooding, and property damage, and are caring for loved ones’ homes.    

On campus, we completed the initial damage assessment yesterday after winds died down, and we are continuing with a more thorough building and grounds assessment today.    

Central Florida has experienced widespread, historic rainfall that has brought major flooding to portions of east central Florida, including parts of Winter Park. Several of our buildings have sustained damage, and we are prioritizing certain buildings and working with outside vendors to determine the extent of the damage as quickly as we can. We have called for faculty and staff volunteers to help in a building assessment today to help expedite this process.    

Please keep in mind that campus recovery will take some time, so we ask for your patience, as we may find additional damage to building interiors during the full assessment.   

The campus is still closed at this time. For your safety and for us to be most efficient in completing damage assessment, we ask that you please stay off campus and avoid parking on campus streets.   

We understand you are eager to learn about our reopening plans, and we are doing everything we can to provide a clear and complete picture of the status of campus. We ask for everyone’s patience, as our main priority is ensuring the campus is safe. Faculty and staff should plan to return to campus on Monday. We will provide another update tonight. 

Please continue to monitor the College’s emergency site and social media for the most up-to-date information.

Rollins Public Information Team