Hurricane Irma Update
September 14 (8 a.m.)
The University of North Florida is back to normal operations
today, September 14, with classes and services resuming. Students should continue to check Canvas and myWings for academic
updates. Students unable to make it to campus should contact their instructors
as soon as possible.
Hurricane Irma Update No. 7
September 12 (3 p.m.)
Classes at the University of North Florida will
resume on Thursday, Sept. 14. Offices will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept.
13, and University staff who are able to return are expected to report to work.
The campus will be fully operational on Thursday. Power and Wi-Fi have been
restored. Students who are unable to make it safely to campus should contact
their instructors as soon as possible. The following limited services will be
available to the campus community beginning Wednesday:
Hurricane Irma Update No. 6
September 11 (6:30 p.m.)
The University of North Florida will cancel
classes, including online classes, this Wednesday, Sept. 13. Classes will
resume on Thursday, Sept. 14. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and
University staff who are able to return to work are expected to report on
Wednesday. Residential students will be notified of directions via an email by
the Department of Housing and Residence Life. There are many down trees limbs
and as the University continues to assess damages from the storm, the campus
community and the public are asked to stay away from the core of campus.
Hurricane Irma Update No. 5
September 11 (3:30 p.m.)
The University of North Florida has weathered the storm, and
all residential students who sheltered in place on campus are safe and doing
well. The University asks that the campus community and the public stay away
from the core of campus until University officials can access the damage.
Hurricane Irma Update No. 4
September 7 (6:28 p.m.)
Due to evacuations throughout the state, the University won't resume classes until Wednesday, Sept. 13. Between now and Wednesday, offices and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library will remain closed. Most events and activities have been cancelled with the hopes of resuming normal operations Wednesday. Residential students who are still on campus should check their emails for specific instructions. Employees don't need to return to work until Wednesday, unless contacted by a supervisor.
Hurricane Irma Update
September 6 (5:36 p.m.)
Because the path and intensity of Hurricane
Irma remains uncertain, the University has decided to cancel classes, most
events and non-essential operations beginning Friday, Sept. 8, and continuing
through Monday, Sept. 11. This will allow students, faculty and staff travel
time in advance of the storm. The cancellation also includes all online
As far as classes after Monday, the University
will make that decision over the weekend. Please understand that this
is a changing situation and the University is trying to make decisions based
upon a number of factors.
Once a decision is made, an email will be sent
to students, faculty and staff. In addition, the announcement will be posted on
the University webpage, www.unf.edu,
myWings, Canvas and UNF’s Facebook page and Twitter.
The University is strongly encouraging residential
students to find safe off-campus options for the storm. The City of
Jacksonville will be announcing American Red Cross Shelters here. Residential
students who are unable to leave campus during this time will be able to
shelter on campus. For safety reasons, only residential students and designated
staff will be able to stay on campus.
As with Hurricane Matthew, we will relocate those
remaining residential students to Osprey Fountains, which is a hardened
structure. However, there are no guarantees as far as power and/or water
interruptions at the Fountains. Residential students who have no other housing
options during this time will get more specific instructions from Housing staff
via email. The email to residential students will include information about
food and other limited services.
The shuttles will not run Friday.
As a reminder, the University is not in an
evacuation zone, and not in a flood zone, but also does not serve as a public
shelter during hurricanes.
During this time period, the University Police
Department and designated Housing staff will be on campus.
Important Information for University Employees:
Designated University employees may be required
to work during this time. Please discuss your schedule with your supervisor.
Employees should plan to resume work on
Tuesday, unless otherwise notified.
Payroll for the pay period Saturday, Aug. 26,
to Friday, Sept. 8, will be processed early. The revised schedule is as
Web and departmental time sheets must be
submitted and approved by close of business on Thursday Sept. 7. It
is imperative that timesheets are submitted and approved by the deadline
because there will be no off-cycle processing during the University closure.
Support staff and A&P non-exempt employees
who complete timesheets should enter regular work hours for the closure hours
on September 8.
Administrative and professional employees, as
well as 12-month faculty, do not need to list the hours on their
Employees who already had leave scheduled for
September 8 should record their leave time on their timesheets. OPS and student
employees should only enter hours worked on their timesheets.
Contact: Human Resources at (904) 620-2903 or
the Payroll Office at (904) 620-2984 or email@example.com with
When you leave campus, you should take with you
any work materials or personal items you think you might need at home while the
University isn’t operational.
Employees will be on paid administrative leave
during this time. Supervisors of designated essential personnel can work
directly with the Office of Human Resources on matters involving additional
For the latest on the forecast track and speeds
of active storms, visit the National
The University of North Florida’s Crisis Management Team (CMT) works to ensure that UNF is prepared to respond to, recover from, and diminish the effects of a wide variety of disasters that could adversely affect the health, safety, and welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The links below and to the left will provide the campus community with the information they will need to be prepared for an emergency situation at UNF.
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