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FAU cancels classes ahead of Hurricane Irma

Only residents and essential personnel will be allowed on campus after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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The path of Hurricane Irma as it heads toward Cuba and Florida, current as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida

The path of Hurricane Irma as it heads toward Cuba and Florida, current as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida

The path of Hurricane Irma as it heads toward Cuba and Florida, current as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida

Ryan Lynch, Business Manager

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Starting tomorrow, all FAU classes will be canceled through Sunday, Sept. 10 due to the potential for impact from Hurricane Irma.

The university informed students and staff via its automatic alert system at 5:42 p.m. today. All FAU campuses will be closed to non-essential personnel and non-residents from Thursday through Sunday.

Despite this, campus dorms and the dining hall will remain open to residents.

On top of the cancellations, students and faculty should also know the following from the email:

  • Classes missed during this time will be made up at a later date.
  • All non-essential faculty and residents will be asked to leave campus by Wednesday at 5 p.m. Essential personnel, such as grounds maintenance faculty, will continue to work unless given notice.
  • All university events through Sunday, Sept. 10 are canceled, including sporting events. The football team’s game versus the University of Wisconsin on Saturday will not be affected as it’s in Wisconsin.
  • University officials will decide the status of classes and campus openings Monday at a later date when more information is known about the nature of the storm. 

Currently, Irma is approaching Puerto Rico as a Category Five hurricane, according to the National Weather Center. Predictions have the storm hitting the state as soon as Friday and as late as Sunday as a Category Four storm.

Governor Rick Scott has announced a state of emergency in all 67 counties within Florida.

To check the status of the school and any other information, go to FAU’s advisory website.

This story will be updated as more information is made available, check back with the UP’s website, as well as its Twitter and Facebook page for updates throughout the week.

Ryan Lynch is the business manager of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email ryanmlynch77@gmail.com or tweet him @RyanLynchwriter.

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  1. Ms. Robin on September 17th, 2017 8:52 am

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