Archive: Hurricane Irma Update #6

Saturday, September 9, at 6:25 p.m.


Relocation is complete, and the north side of campus is closed. We have about 500 students who’ve decided to stay on campus, and they are spread between Oak, Williams, and Botts Halls.

Thanks to the hospitality of our students, we didn’t have to assign anyone to vacated rooms. (This means that, if you left, and you didn’t give permission to a specific person to stay in your room, no one will be using your room while you are away.)

Off-campus undergraduate students

If you are an undergraduate student who lives off campus and needs a safe place to go, we can still accommodate you. It is important that you make this decision as soon as possible, though, ideally before 12:00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) because, at that point, the weather will begin to deteriorate more quickly. You won’t be able to get on campus after 8:00 p.m. today or tomorrow, because that’s when we lock down campus for the safety and security of everyone staying there.

If you decide to move on campus, you must check in at Oak Hall. If you arrive and a Residential Life staff member is not present at the desk, call the RA on duty at (904) 305-1220.

If you have a pet you can board, we encourage you to make arrangements to do so. Otherwise, we must handle pets on a case-by-case basis, so please call before bringing your pet with you.

  • (904) 256-7545 (Oak Hall front desk)
  • (904) 305-1220 (the Oak Hall on-duty phone)

We cannot accommodate students with families, graduate students, or online students.

Happening on campus

Students have just finished dinner. Tonight, they had chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, greens, and cookies. Between major meals, we’ll have snacks out for anyone who needs something to munch on.

The RA team has planned activities like movies and karaoke to pass the time.

Reminders for students

If you have errands to run, please try to take care of those this evening or first thing tomorrow morning so you can get back on campus and inside before the weather turns.

Many stores, including the CVS, have either closed already or plan to close soon. If you need to go somewhere, it’s probably best to call ahead and confirm they’re open.