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NSU Florida takes the safety of students, staff and visitors as its utmost priority. As such due to Tropical Storm Karen, the Puerto Rico Regional Campus is closed on Tuesday, Sept. 24. All classes are suspended, including for online students. Students should check with their professor upon return to make up any missed work.
The campus will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 25 with regular operations and class schedules.
Students, faculty and staff should begin preparations according to your personal preparedness plan. Resources for storm preparedness can be found in the resource links on this page.
Medical and health care students may be required to report to clinical rotations and should therefore follow the directions given by their college.
NSU will re-open its Jacksonville Campus today, Sept. 5 at noon for faculty and staff. Employees should coordinate their return with their supervisor. Classes will resume on Friday, Sept. 6. Students should return when safe & possible; an academic grace period is in effect until 9/9.
NSU’s Jacksonville campus will remain closed through Thursday, September 5, 2019, due to Hurricane Dorian. Students, faculty and staff should monitor nova.edu/hurricane and 800-256-5065 for re-opening information based on when the building is safe and open.
Below is NSU’s Re-opening Schedule following Hurricane Dorian:
NSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
NSU University School will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
NSU’s Mailman Segal Center and the Baudhuin School will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
NSU’s clinics will re-open on Thursday, Sept. 5. Any patients with missed appointments will be rescheduled.
NSU’s libraries will re-open on Thursday, Sept. 5. All online databases remain accessible for students and the Broward County community.
SHARK SHUTTLES / AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
NSU will operate special airport shuttle service for students from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.
Regular campus shuttle service will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 12:00 p.m. and shuttle service to the Oceanographic Campus will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5.
If there are any questions on shuttle operations, please call the dispatch office at (954) 262-8871.
ACADEMICS & STUDENT LIFE – PREPARING TO RETURN
NSU students should use every feasible, safe and available means to return to campus in time for in-person classes after the re-opening of their campus. Residential students may return at any time.
Online courses can be attended from any location with connectivity. Please make plans accordingly to access any online courses you may have when classes resume on Thursday, Sept. 5.
If you find that you are experiencing travel or weather-related difficulties that prevent you from attending class, you must advise your professor using the means stipulated in your course syllabus (Canvas, email, etc.).
Professors who are unable to return in time to resume course schedules will notify their students through agreed upon communication methods.
Due to Hurricane Dorian, all NSU campuses throughout Florida remain closed through Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019. NSU’s Puerto Rico Regional Campus remains open with normal operations.
First responders should be in communication with their supervisors for direction on when to return to work.
This notification and any updates based on evolving weather conditions will be communicated through NSU’s mass notification and also posted at www.nova.edu/hurricane and on our emergency hotline (800-256-5065).
EARLY CHILDHOOD and JK-12 FAMILIES
Families with children in NSU’s Mailman Segal Center, Baudhuin School, and NSU University School programs should monitor NSU communications; those programs will follow the Broward County School District for re-opening post-Hurricane Dorian.
NSU’s clinics remain closed with the university’s timeline.
NSU’s libraries remain closed but all online databases are accessible for students and the Broward County community.
Once the university announces its re-opening, all NSU students should use every feasible, safe and available means to return to campus in time for in-person classes after the re-opening of their campus.
Online courses can be attended from any location with connectivity. Please make plans accordingly to access any online courses you may have.
At NSU, safety is our #1 concern. Given that Hurricane Dorian is a dangerous weather system that is projected to threaten Florida and the Southeast U.S., and in an abundance of caution, NSU campuses in Florida will remain closed through Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This includes:
This action is being taken in coordination with Broward County’s declaration of a state of emergency this afternoon.
The Puerto Rico Regional Campus will remain open with normal hours; students should check in with their instructors.
Check this alert page or call our emergency hotline (800-256-5065) for the most up-to-date information on additional campus closings, re-openings and event cancellations. Additional updates will be sent via email/phone/text.
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 will 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 the Internet.
All students, faculty and staff should review their personal hurricane/storm plans and ensure preparedness.
Students should begin to prepare as well as discuss with family/friends your sheltering plans. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator. Residential and commuter students can find information and resources at nova.edu/publicsafety/forms/hurricane_brochure.pdf.
Finally, and extremely important, please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information in our system. 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., 9545551212). Also, the new system allows you to input multiple phones, texts, and email addresses.
NSU established the NSU CARES fund to help those students and employees who are most in need of assistance. Please consider donating or volunteering time to help these individuals return to a sense of normalcy, in what are quite abnormal times. To volunteer to provide assistance to those in need, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can make a donation at www.nova.edu/nsu-cares.
SHARK SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
Friday August 30, 2019
Normal shuttle operations – there will be a downtown shuttle this evening.
Saturday August 31, 2019
Normal shuttle operations – there will be a downtown shuttle this evening as well.
In addition, we will have a shuttle that runs to Fort Lauderdale Airport at 7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.. Pickup will be in the Commons circle.
Sunday September 1, 2019
Normal shuttle Operations from 12:00pm - 12:00am or a wind speed of 35mph is reached – there will NOT be a downtown shuttle for Sunday night.
Monday September 2, 2019
No shuttle operations.
Tuesday September 3, 2019
TBD – we will provide an update for normal shuttle operations and Fort Lauderdale Airport pickups as the determinations are made.
NSU is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian. At this time, all NSU campuses and locations remain open. The Puerto Rico Regional Campus re-opened on August 29, for faculty and staff, and classes resumed today, August 30.
All classes at NSU's Puerto Rico Regional Campus will be canceled and the campus will be closed effective at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
All other campuses and locations remain open.
Please monitor email, text, and nova.edu/hurricane for updates on the campus re-opening.
Tropical Storm Dorian may intensify into a hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico and Hispaniola this week. As of now, the Puerto Rico Regional Campus remains open. Please monitor local news and the NOAA website for information on its track and potential impact to the island.