Central Florida universities, colleges to close ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Central Florida universities, colleges to close ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Several Central Florida universities and colleges are closing ahead of Hurricane Dorian, as it moves its way toward Florida.

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UCF said it will remain closed through Thursday.
A ride-out location will open at 8 a.m. Tuesday for students living in select residence halls.
Students who live in the Towers and at NorthView and UnionWest (downtown Orlando) will be able to remain at their residence halls during the ride-out period.
Students staying at the Rosen College will ride out the storm at the Rosen campus' education building.
Click here for more information about UCF's Dorian preparations, and click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the storm.
"Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian, all Valencia College campuses will close starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and will remain closed through Tuesday, Sept. 3. All classes and campus activities are canceled.
College officials are closely monitoring the storm's path. At this time, Valencia officials anticipate that the college will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Because the storm is not expected to make landfall until late Sunday, Valencia students who live in UnionWest at the Downtown Campus are encouraged to move to safe off-campus locations by no later than noon Sunday, Sept. 1.
UnionWest residents who wish to remain on campus will be allowed to remain in their rooms.
As a reminder, the college does not serve as a public shelter during hurricanes.
All hurricane-related updates will be communicated through the college's website, www.valenciacollege.edu and on the college's Facebook and Twitter accounts."


"Due to Hurricane Dorian, all Seminole State College campuses will be closed for all operations, classes (including online classes) and activities from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, until further notice. Please check the Seminole State website, Facebook and Twitter for updates."


"Full Sail's campus will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 4 due to the projected path of Hurricane Dorian and potential impacts to Central Florida. Students are asked to remain off campus to stay home and safe until we formally announce the re-opening of campus. As of right now, we plan to resume full operations at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. "


"Due to Hurricane Dorian, Stetson University is canceling classes at its DeLand campus after 12 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30. Classes are canceled for all four campuses -- DeLand, Celebration, the Tampa Center and College of Law in Gulfport -- Saturday, Aug. 31 through Tuesday, Sept. 3."


"The University will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and possibly longer. (Please note, the University is already scheduled to be closed Monday, September 2, for Labor Day).  University operations will remain as scheduled on Friday, Aug. 30."


"Classes will be canceled on Friday, August 30. The campus will remain open Friday for faculty and staff. The College will officially close at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, and will remain so through Wednesday, Sept. 4, pending further updates. A mandatory campus evacuation will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday and will remain in place until further notice."


"In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, Barry University School of Law will closed Friday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m. until further notice.
Please visit barry.edu/prepare/ or call the Barry emergency hotline at 305-899-4000 for additional updates as they become available."


"In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, Lake-Sumter State College will close all campus locations and cancel all classes, including online classes, and activities beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 4. The next update regarding campus closures will be sent by Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. This update will be sent through the LSSC Alert system, email, and social media.
Please note that during this time there will be no access to any facilities on LSSC campuses. For your safety and of others, do not attempt to visit any LSSC campus during this closure."


Daytona State College said it will remain closed until further notice for all activities and classes on all campuses, including all academic assignments and online courses.
"We will resume classes once it is safe to do so, and any decisions regarding the college's reopening will be determined as appropriate based on conditions in our area over the next few days," the college said. "Please keep the safety of you and your family first and stay tuned for further updates on the DSC website, text alerts and social media."


School officials have announced the FAMU College of Law in Orlando will remain closed through Wednesday and resume normal operations on Thursday, September 5.