Weather Readiness

Current Update

Thursday, September 5, at 9:20 a.m.

Hurricane Dorian has moved out of our area, and all watches and warnings have been lifted for Jacksonville. This will be the final email from the Emergency Preparedness Team for this event.  

If you evacuated, it is now safe to return to campus. Please be safe and use caution while traveling, particularly in other areas of Jacksonville that may be flooded or blocked by debris. Today our facilities team will focus on cleaning up debris, removing trees and making small repairs, so please be careful while walking around campus. 

Administrative offices will open Friday, and classes will resume Monday. With the Friday cancellation of classes, makeup time for one course meeting is required. Students, your professors will address makeup instruction or assignments with you on a class-by-class level. As a reminder, we have extended the add/drop period through the end of the day on Monday. 

Some dining facilities on campus will reopen today with the following hours:

  • Riverview Cafe -- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Waves -- 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Starbucks will be open Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all other dining facilities will resume normal operating hours beginning Saturday. 

We were very fortunate to have experienced minimal impacts from Dorian, and the people of the Bahamas and the Carolinas are in our thoughts this morning. We’d like to thank the hard-working staff from Residential Life, Campus Security, the Facilities team, and Dining Services for their outstanding response and support during the storm. We also would like to thank our students and parents for their patience and understanding, which helped our relocation efforts go smoothly.

Jacksonville University has developed a comprehensive emergency plan, and we continue to improve and strengthen it after learning from events like this. We welcome feedback on our response, and invite you to email us at emergencyteam@ju.edu with your suggestions.

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