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UWF Notice: Hurricane Michael

 

Hurricane Michael Update #5

Oct. 10, 2018 at 4:10 p.m.

Below is the latest update regarding Hurricane Michael.

  • Classes and normal business operations on the University of West Florida Pensacola campus will resume at 7:59 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.
  • The UWF Emerald Coast location will remain closed on Thursday, Oct. 11. This includes all classes, events, and activities at this location.
  • Florida Virtual Campus Tallahassee location will remain closed on Thursday, Oct. 11 and is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Florida Virtual Campus Gainesville remains open.

Our top priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Students: If you live in an area impacted by the storm and are unable to travel to or participate in class, please notify your professors and make them aware of your situation. Faculty will work with you to develop a plan of action to accommodate you and keep you on track.

Faculty and Staff: If you live in an area impacted by the storm and are unable to travel to work, please contact your supervisor.

Dining Services: The Nautilus Market remains open today, Oct. 10 until 9 p.m and convenience store options are available at Bene Pizza in Presidents Hall until 11 p.m.

Please visit https://uwf.im/weatherfaq for Frequently Asked Questions regarding severe weather.

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to my.uwf.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.


Hurricane Michael Update #4

Oct. 10, 2018 at 11 a.m.

According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Michael is now a Category 4 hurricane, projected to make landfall near Panama City later today, Wednesday, Oct. 10. All UWF locations remain closed today, Wednesday, Oct. 10.

At this time, the Pensacola campus is scheduled to resume classes and normal business operations at 7:59 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. University officials will communicate with the campus community if conditions change.

UWF Emerald Coast location will remain closed on Thursday, Oct. 11. This includes all classes, events, and activities at this location.

Florida Virtual Campus Tallahassee location will remain closed on Thursday, Oct. 11 and is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Florida Virtual Campus Gainesville remains open.

Dining Services: On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Nautilus Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and convenience store options will be available at Bene Pizza in Presidents Hall from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. All other dining locations are closed.

University officials will continue to closely monitor the storm and communicate updates with students, faculty and staff via email, uwf.edu, facebook.com/westfl, twitter.com/uwf and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system.

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at uwf.edu/stormpreparedness and visit https://uwf.im/weatherfaq for Frequently Asked Questions regarding severe weather. Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. Updates from the National Weather Service are available at http://www.weather.gov/mob/ and https://twitter.com/NWSMobile.

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to my.uwf.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.
In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.


Hurricane Michael Update #3

Oct. 9, 2018 at 12 p.m.

All UWF locations are closed as of noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and will remain closed on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses.

The University is expected to resume classes and normal business operations at 7:59 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Michael is projected to make landfall as a category 3 hurricane between Panama City, Florida and Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Trolley System  

The UWF Trolley service is suspended until the University reopens on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:59 a.m.

Dining Services 

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Nautilus Market will be open from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. and convenience store options will be available at Bene Pizza in Presidents Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Nautilus Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and convenience store options will be available at Bene Pizza in Presidents Hall from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. All other dining locations will be closed.

Stay Informed

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to my.uwf.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at uwf.edu/stormprepardness. Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. Updates from the National Weather Service are available at http://www.weather.gov/mob/ and https://twitter.com/NWSMobile.

The University will continue to update and communicate with the campus community via email, uwf.edu, facebook.com/westfl, twitter.com/uwf and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.


Hurricane Michael Update #2

Oct. 8, 2018 at 2:05 p.m.

UWF Notice: Hurricane Michael Update #2

All UWF locations will close at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and remain closed on Wednesday, Oct. 10 due to Hurricane Michael. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses.

The University is expected to resume classes and normal business operations at 7:59 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Michael is projected to make landfall as a category 3 hurricane between Panama City, Florida and Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Residential Students: If necessary, a decision may be made to evacuate UWF residential students to the on-campus shelter. This decision will be made as the storm progresses and communicated in a timely manner to residential students. Dining Services will work with Housing and Residence Life on providing dining options during the closure. These options will be communicated to residential students through Housing and Residence Life staff.

Faculty and Staff: All essential personnel are asked to report to work. If you are essential personnel, your supervisor will notify you. Before leaving work Tuesday, Oct. 9, faculty and staff are asked to follow precautionary measures to prepare work areas for the weather. Please consult with your building emergency coordinator for details and further instruction.

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to my.uwf.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at uwf.edu/stormpreparedness. Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. Updates from the National Weather Service are available at http://www.weather.gov/mob/ and https://twitter.com/NWSMobile.

The University will continue to update and communicate with students, faculty and staff via email, uwf.edu, facebook.com/westfl, twitter.com/uwf and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.


Hurricane Michael Update #1

Oct. 8, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

University officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Michael, which is currently projected to make landfall between Panama City, Florida and Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, Oct. 10. UWF will make a decision on campus closures by 6 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 8. University of West Florida locations remain open at this time.

To ensure you receive future University communications, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to my.uwf.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at uwf.edu/stormprepardness. Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. Updates from the National Weather Service are available at http://www.weather.gov/mob/ and https://twitter.com/NWSMobile.

The University will continue to update and communicate with the campus community via email, uwf.edu, facebook.com/westfl, twitter.com/uwf and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.