UCF will be closing due to storms brief

Hurricane Dorian became a Category 3, with recorded maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. Florida is no longer under any watches or warnings regarding Hurricane Dorian. UCF officials announced campus will be reopening on Friday, Sept. 6. 

Due to the passing of Hurricane Dorian, UCF campuses will be closed until Thursday, Sept. 5., and will reopen Friday, Sept. 6.  

This affects all UCF locations, including UCF Downtown, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Health Sciences Campus, and all UCF Connect campuses.

The closures suspend all academic activity, including any online assignments, during this time.

Due to weakening of the storm, students who were previously asked to move into safe ride-out locations were permitted to return to their respective residence halls for the storm.

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 26 Florida counties expected to be affected by this hurricane. In an official news release, he urged the public to use this time to properly prepare and “monitor this storm closely.”

Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a “catastrophic” Category 5 on Sunday morning, with recorded maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, but weakened  below forecast to a Category 2, with maximum sustained winds of 11o mph, by Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm "lashed" the north and central eastern coasts late Tuesday night through the next day, with recorded maximum sustained winds of 105 mph as of Wednesday morning

Dorian moved toward the Carolinas on Thursday and Florida is no longer under any watches or warnings regarding Hurricane Dorian. 

Students can keep track of the storm and any updates on the National Hurricane Center's website or visit the UCF website for answers to frequently asked questions.

This story has been updated. Check back for more updates.

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