FAU outlines plan to evacuate on-campus residents for Hurricane Dorian

All campuses will close on Sunday, September 1 and resident students are advised to pack their belongings ahead of time


IVA-North. Students who moved off campus due to coronavirus will receive partial refunds. Photo by Alex Liscio

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

FAU will close all campuses beginning Sunday and prepares to move on-campus residents to local shelters at 7 a.m.


Any student that will need transportation to the shelter should inform their residence hall or student apartment staff in person by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. 


Jupiter students who do not have alternative housing will be transported to the Boca Raton campus on Saturday at 4 p.m. Students should notify the area office at RH-1 if they need transportation to Boca Raton, no later than 10 a.m. Saturday.

The university listed the following items for students to bring with them to the shelter:

*There are no showers at the shelter*

  • Bedding–blanket, sheet, pillow, sleeping bag
  • Snacks, water, and nonalcoholic beverages for three days.
  • Special-dietary foods (if needed)
  • Medications – prescription and over-the-counter
  • A change of clothes– specifically a sweatshirt.
  • Folding chair, flashlight, and charging cords for devices
  • Toiletries, hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer or wipes
  • Eye mask, earplugs, and insect repellent

Students are also discouraged from wearing FAU apparel at the shelter.

Those at the Courtyard Marriott and Fairfield Inn are not required to vacate but any campus services and personnel will not be available to them.

The Atlantic Dining Hall will be open on Saturday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for on-campus students after 4 p.m. students will be permitted to take a box with them.

Before leaving, resident students are also advised to unplug devices and electrical appliances in case of a power surge. Students should also move their belongings away from windows.

FAU also urges students with vehicles on campus, including mopeds and scooters, to move them into parking garages, but bring their bicycles indoors. 

In a recent email, the university stated that upon return, students may be “temporarily staged in one central location on-campus” until they have confirmed that all housing spaces are ready. 

No students will be able to return to FAU’s campuses until more information is communicated.

More information can be found by checking university hurricane updates here.

Check back with the UP for more updates.

Israel Fontoura is the news editor with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, follow @israelofontoura on Twitter or email [email protected]