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Tropical Storm Gordon

University officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon. All UWF locations will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, effective midnight tonight. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses.

According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Gordon is currently projected to make landfall between Mobile, Ala. and Southeast Louisiana late tomorrow afternoon. However, the path may change. At this time, the Pensacola area is expected to see sustained tropical storm force winds and 2 to 5 inches of rain.

Normal University operations, classes, events and campus activities will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 8 a.m., unless conditions change, in which case, University officials will notify all students, faculty and staff.

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 facilitating dining options during the closure. These options will be communicated to residential students through Housing and Residence Life staff.

All other services, activities and events, including all home athletic events, are cancelled.

Faculty and Staff: All essential personnel are asked to report to work. If you are essential personnel, your supervisor will notify you.

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 and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information.

University officials encourage students, faculty and staff to learn more about storm preparedness at Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at Updates from the National Weather Service are available at and

The University will continue to update and communicate with students, faculty and staff via email,,, and the UWF Mobile Alert text messaging system.