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Hurricane Maria Update IV 9/22/17, 8:00 AM

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Nova Southeastern University's Puerto Rico Regional Campus will remain closed until further notice. Much of Puerto Rico is without power or cellular service, and all students, faculty and staff members in Puerto Rico should put their personal safety first. When possible, the College of Education and the College of Pharmacy will communicate directly with faculty and students about plans for the remainder of the fall 2017 semester.

STAY INFORMED AND BE PREPARED

NSU Community

NSU is closely monitoring Hurricane Maria and the effects it may have on Puerto Rico and Florida. Maria is already a very strong hurricane and everyone should make preparations now. Updates to campus openings/closures will be posted here. Residents of Puerto Rico should be monitoring the storm and making preparations at home. 

Please monitor NSU's hurricane website here and by calling 800-256-5065 or 954-262-7300 for the most up-to-date information on additional campus closings, re-openings and event cancellations. We recommend storing the hotline number in your cell phone so it is readily available when you need it. New information is updated on the hotline and posted on the website as frequently as warranted. Information may also be distributed via email, text messages and social media outlets. In addition, local television and radio will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

At this time, all students, faculty and staff should review their personal hurricane/storm plans and ensure preparedness. Residential and commuter students can find information and resources at nova.edu/publicsafety/forms/hurricane_brochure.pdf and all previous Hurricane Maria updates at nova.edu/archive. For information on evacuation centers across the state of Florida, visit floridadisaster.org/shelters.
 
Finally, and extremely important, please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit nova.edu/emergency/notification/registration-process. When you register, your identification code is your NSU "N" Number, and when prompted to input your phone numbers, please do so without any dashes (e.g., 9542625398). Also, the new system allows you to input multiple phones, texts, and email addresses.

Puerto Rico Travel and NSU CARES Fund

Hurricane Maria was the most dangerous storm to hit Puerto Rico in a century, bringing "catastrophic" 155mph winds and knocking out power to the island's entire population of 3.5 million. The hurricane left a path of destruction that will only become evident in the days and weeks to come. Many Nova Southeastern University students, faculty and staff, and alumni have close connections to Puerto Rico, and we stand strong with you in this difficult time.

Due to safety concerns, NSU will freeze all university-related travel to the island, until such time that it is safe to travel and help with restoration efforts. NSU’s Puerto Rico Regional Campus sustained some damage, the extent of which is not yet known. If you already have NSU-related travel booked, please reach out to the NSU Travel Office at (954) 262-8888, or 1-800-541-6682 x28888, or email the NSU Travel Office at: julie@universal-travel.com.

NSU administration is working with the Colleges of Pharmacy and Education to ensure that the fall term normalizes as soon as possible. Information on classes/coursework will be communicated directly from your colleges.

After Hurricane Irma, NSU created NSU CARES to offer our help to those who are in need. Now, we are extending that fund to NSU's students and faculty/staff members who are affected by Hurricane Maria.

We want to thank everyone in the community, and beyond, who have reached out to help in their own meaningful ways. To date, we have received many offers to help and volunteer, and raised more than $7,000 to support those most affected. Please consider making a donation or volunteering time to help these individuals return to a sense of normalcy, in what are quite abnormal times. You can DONATE online, or by texting NSUCARES to 41444.

To volunteer your assistance, or request relief support, please email nsucares@nova.edu.

Thank you for your support and contributions, and stay Shark Strong.

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