UNF cancels Friday and Monday classes

Ronnie Rodgers

Classes and most events are cancelled starting Friday Sept. 8 through Monday Spet. 11 due to Hurricane Irma, including online courses.

“The University is strongly encouraging residential students to find safe off-campus options for the storm,” according to the Osprey Update sent out on Sept. 6. “Residential students who are unable to leave campus during this time will be able to shelter on campus. For safety reasons, only residential students and designated staff will be able to stay on campus.”

Multiple shelters will been opened, a list of shelters can be found here.

Last year when Hurricane Matthew hit, students who remained on campus were evacuated to the Osprey Fountains, because it is a “hardened structure.”

Specific instructions on what to do will be emailed out to residential students with instructions from housing. There “are no guarantees as far as power and/or water interruptions” while students are housed at the Fountains during the storm. Some members of UNFPD and housing staff will remain on campus.

After Sept. 11 the situation will be assessed before deciding whether or not the university will remain closed. The shuttles will not be running on Friday Sept. 8. UNF is not included in the evacuation zone nor the flood zone.

Students should continue to check their student email and UNF’s home page, Twitter and FaceBook for further updates.



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