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By now we have all seen the images of the utter devastation that many communities on the West Coast and in Central Florida have suffered due to Hurricane Ian. Many of those communities are also where Nova Southeastern University has a regional campus. Early reports indicate that our buildings and facilities survived the storm well, however our thoughts are with our students and colleagues who may have suffered damages or losses.

Preliminary reports of our regional campuses show:

  • Fort Myers: While our building fared well during Hurricane Ian, the surrounding community is dealing with a tremendous amount of destruction and devastation. As such, the Fort Myers Campus REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
  • Tampa Bay: The building had some minor water intrusion, but is operational and will REOPEN Monday, October 3 under normal operating conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director or professor directly.
  • Orlando: While there was some minor damage, the building is operational and will REOPEN Monday, October 3 under normal operating conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director or professor directly.
  • Jacksonville: NSU’s facility in Jacksonville did not suffer any significant damage from Hurricane Ian, and the surrounding communities are working to return to normal. As such, NSU’s Jacksonville Campus will REOPEN Monday, October 3 under normal operating conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director or professor directly.
  • Puerto Rico: NSU’s Puerto Rico Regional Campus has recovered from the impacts of Hurricane Fiona. The facility is fully ready and has reopened and classes have resumed. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director or professor directly.

While the majority of our Regional Campus buildings may be in good shape, unfortunately, many of the communities in which they are located are not. Right now, students, faculty and staff in those areas are hurting – they need help.

And that is where NSU Cares comes in.

The NSU Cares Fund was established to help students, employees and alumni in the aftermath of earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and other unimaginable disasters. It is made possible by donations from alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters.

Many of us have already donated to various charities and organizations dedicated to helping those who have been impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. If you are looking for a way to directly help fellow members of the NSU community, the NSU Cares Fund can help.

The NSU Cares team at NSU has received an influx of emergency aid applications following Hurricanes Fiona and Ian from students and alumni from various communities. And that need is anticipated to continue to grow.

This is an opportunity to directly help others in our NSU family: it’s a way for NSU Sharks to directly help other NSU Sharks.

Whatever you can do to help those impacted by these storms is greatly appreciated.

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NSU is reopening its Palm Beach Campus Friday, September 30. The campus will resume all activities and operate under normal conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual. If anyone has any questions or extenuating circumstances, they should contact their supervisor, program director, or professor directly.

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As Hurricane Ian moves across the state, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is planning on resuming normal operations at several of its South Florida locations for Thursday, September 29 while keeping its Palm Beach Campus closed through Thursday, September 29.

For Thursday, September 29, NSU is reopening the following campus and office locations:

  • Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus
  • East Campus
  • Griffin Road Office
  • Ocean Campus
  • Downtown Office
  • Miramar Campus
  • NSU Fort Lauderdale Art Museum
  • Miami Campus
Starting Thursday, September 29, these locations – including all NSU Clinical Operations – will operate under normal conditions. All students, faculty and staff should report as usual.
Please follow proper safety guidelines for moving about after any major storm or hurricane, including:
  • Watching for and avoiding downed power lines and debris
  • Avoiding standing water (including threat of electrocution)
  • If your power is out, avoid using candles to minimize a fire risk; use flashlights
You will find additional post-storm guidance ONLINE.

Due to conditions from Hurricane Ian projected to continue in Palm Beach County, NSU’s Palm Beach Campus will REMAIN CLOSED Thursday, September 29, 2022.

  • Instruction will remain ONLINE/VIRTUAL for students on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
    • Students can contact their professors directly if needed.
  • Normal class schedules and building operations are expected to resume on Friday, September 30.
    • Should circumstances prevent the re-opening of the Palm Beach Campus for normal operations, NSU officials will communicate instructions on how to resume classes and work remotely.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES

Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following: 

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As Hurricane Ian spins off the west coast of Florida, with an anticipated landfall sometime Wednesday, September 28, 2022, South Florida continues feeling strong wind gusts and heavy rain from the storm. As a result, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is advising all “non-essential” employees in its Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Downtown, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, East, Ocean, Miramar, and Miami campuses to work remotely today, Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Those employees who have already been pre-identified as needing to work on site are required to report to work. Employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors if they have any questions about reporting to work today.

NSU is asking students, faculty and staff to monitor their email and nova.edu/hurricane for additional updates. Any information about campus closures will be sent by email and posted to NSU’s Hurricane Resource web page.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES

Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following: 

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) continues to actively monitor the path of Hurricane Ian. Based on the storm’s current track and the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, NSU is taking the following actions:

  • Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Miami campuses are moving to ONLINE/VIRTUAL instruction for students on Wednesday, September 28.
    • Additional details about online/remote learning will be communicated directly to students from their college/program. Students can also contact their professors directly if needed
    • The campus buildings will remain open for employees and staff, dining amenities and other provided services.
      • Staff should report to work as usual and are encouraged to contact their supervisor to determine if scheduled meetings are still being held.
  • Palm Beach Campus is CLOSING BUILDING OPERATIONS at the end of business today, Tuesday, September 27. The campus will remain closed Wednesday, September 28.
    • Instruction is being moved ONLINE/VIRTUAL for students for Wednesday, September 28.
      • Additional details about online/remote learning will be communicated directly to students from their college/program. Students can also contact their professors directly if needed.
    • Normal class schedules and building operations are expected to resume on Thursday, September 29.
      • Should circumstances prevent the re-opening of the campuses for normal operations, NSU officials will communicate instructions on how to resume classes and work remotely.

NSU is asking students, faculty and staff to monitor their email and nova.edu/hurricane for additional updates. Any information about campus closures will be sent by email and posted to NSU’s Hurricane Resource web page.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

  • University e-mail
  • The university's website at www.nova.edu/hurricane
  • For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Emergency Alerts please visit this page.
  • In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

NSU is actively monitoring the path Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to have potentially dangerous impacts across Florida, with much of the state under Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches or Warnings. Now is the time to finalize your personal preparedness plan.

Based on the latest projected path of Hurricane Ian, NSU is closing its Orlando and Jacksonville Campus building operations, effective at the end of business Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The buildings will remain closed through Sunday, October 2.

All previously scheduled events on the Orlando and Jacksonville Campuses will be rescheduled.

  • Additional details about online/remote learning will be communicated directly to students from their college/program.
  • Normal class schedules and building operations are expected to resume on Mon., Oct. 3.
    • Should circumstances prevent the re-opening of the campuses for normal operations, NSU officials will communicate instructions on how to resume classes and work remotely.

NSU is asking students, faculty and staff to monitor their email and nova.edu/hurricane for additional updates. Any information about campus closures will be sent by email and posted to NSU’s Hurricane Resource web page.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

  • University e-mail
  • The university's website at www.nova.edu/hurricane
  • For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Emergency Alerts please visit this page.
  • In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

NSU is actively monitoring Hurricane Ian, which is predicted to have potentially dangerous impacts on Florida’s west coast through the middle of this week; much of the west coast of Florida is now under a Hurricane Watch. Now is the time to finalize your personal preparedness plan, particularly those near NSU’s Fort Myers, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville campuses.

NSU’s Tampa Bay and Fort Myers campuses will close building operations at the conclusion of classes being held today, Mon., Sept. 26, 2022, through Sun. Oct. 2. All other NSU campuses remain open with normal operations at this time.

Additional details about online/remote learning will be communicated directly to students from their college/program later today, Mon. Sept. 26. Normal class schedules and building operations are expected to resume on Mon., Oct. 3. Should circumstances prevent the re-opening of the campuses for normal operations, we will communicate instructions on how to resume classes and work remotely.

All previously scheduled events on the Tampa Bay and Fort Myers campuses will be rescheduled.

Please monitor your email and nova.edu/hurricane for additional updates. Any information about campus closures will be sent by email and posted to NSU’s Hurricane Resource web page.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

  • University e-mail
  • The university's website at www.nova.edu/hurricane
  • For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Emergency Alerts please visit this page.
  • In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

NSU is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Ian, which is predicted to become a hurricane with potential impacts on Florida’s west coast early to midweek. Now is the time to finalize your personal preparedness plan.

Currently, we expect normal class schedules and building operations to resume at all NSU campuses on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Please monitor your email and nova.edu/hurricane for additional updates. Any information about campus closures will be sent by email and posted to NSU’s Hurricane Resource web page.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

  • University e-mail
  • The university's website at www.nova.edu/hurricane
  • For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Emergency Alerts please visit this page.
  • In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

NSU is closely monitoring Tropical Depression 9 (potential Hurricane Hermine), which is developing in the Caribbean and currently expected to impact parts of Florida sometime next week. There remains much uncertainty in the forecast, but the current track indicates that tropical storm or hurricane conditions could affect NSU campuses beginning on Monday evening into mid-week.

Now is the time to review your office and personal storm preparation plans and ensure you have the supplies you require should the storm impact your area. Below you will find helpful resources for preparing, as well as information on how to stay updated on storm information.

We will provide updates, as noted below, as warranted.

PREPARING FOR A STORM
The first step in preparing for any disaster is being informed. You can accomplish this step by reviewing NSU’s Severe Weather Emergency Procedures and staying alert and listening to local media reports.

PLANNING
The next step is planning. Review the NSU Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan that Nova Southeastern University has developed to keep the university safe.

You can also write your own personal emergency plan; this process will not take that much time and can prove to be very valuable in times of emergency. Please visit www.ready.gov for checklists that can assist you to build an emergency kit suggesting required to sustain yourself and your family for a period of 72 hours.

Preparedness begins with you, and you should not miss any opportunity to prepare yourself now to help keep yourself and the entire NSU community safe.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

We recommend storing the hotline number in your cell phone so it is readily available if you need it. Information is updated on the hotline and posted on the website as frequently as warranted.

Information will also be distributed via e-mail, so it is important you sign up to receive NSU Alerts.

For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Alerts please visit this page.

In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

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NSU’s Puerto Rico Regional Campus will re-open on Tuesday, September 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Classes will resume when conditions are appropriate. Before coming to campus, please check with your college/academic unit for the date when classes will resume.

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Due to Hurricane Fiona's path, NSU's Puerto Rico Campus will remain closed on Monday, September 19. Normal operations are expected to resume on Tuesday, September 20.

All other NSU campuses remain open.

Check NSU's hurricane website (www.nova.edu/hurricane) or call our hotline (954-262-7300) for the most current information on the status of re-openings.

Please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information in our system to ensure you receive all emergency communications from the university. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit this page. 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.

DESCRIPTION:

Puerto Rico is currently under a hurricane warning. In order to protect the health and safety of all NSU students, faculty, and staff, the Puerto Rico Campus will be closed on Sunday, September 18. Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, September 19.

All other NSU campuses remain open.

Check NSU's hurricane website (www.nova.edu/hurricane) or call our hotline (954-262-7300) for the most current information on the status of re-openings.

Please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information in our system to ensure you receive all emergency communications from the university. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit this page. 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.

DESCRIPTION:

Due to Tropical Storm Fiona’s latest projected path, NSU will close its Puerto Rico Campus on Saturday, September 17. Please monitor www.nova.edu/hurricane for reopening status for Sunday, September 18. Normal operations will resume on Monday, September 19.

All other NSU campuses remain open.

Check NSU's hurricane website (www.nova.edu/hurricane) or call our hotline (954-262-7300) for the most current information on the status of re-openings.

Please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information in our system to ensure you receive all emergency communications from the university. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit this page. 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.

DESCRIPTION:

NSU is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Fiona and its potential impact on Puerto Rico. The current track for the storm tropical storm conditions are possible beginning on Saturday evening into Sunday. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to campus operations or classes.

PREPARING FOR A STORM
The first step in preparing for any disaster is being informed. You can accomplish this step by reviewing NSU’s Severe Weather Emergency Procedures and staying alert and listening to local media reports.

PLANNING
The next step is planning. Review the NSU Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan that Nova Southeastern University has developed to keep the university safe.

You can also write your own personal emergency plan; this process will not take that much time and can prove to be very valuable in times of emergency. Please visit www.ready.gov for checklists that can assist you to build an emergency kit suggesting required to sustain yourself and your family for a period of 72 hours.

Preparedness begins with you, and you should not miss any opportunity to prepare yourself now to help keep yourself and the entire NSU community safe.

WHERE TO GET UPDATES
Should the storm impact the campus, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status, campus closings, event cancellations and re-openings as necessary. Notices will be posted through the following:

We recommend storing the hotline number in your cell phone so it is readily available if you need it. Information is updated on the hotline and posted on the website as frequently as warranted.

Information will also be distributed via e-mail, so it is important you sign up to receive NSU Alerts.

For a guide on how to register to receive NSU Alerts please go here.

In addition, local media (print, radio, and broadcast) will be used to reach those who do not have access to a telephone or to the Internet.

DESCRIPTION:

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Collier and Lee counties as of 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022. This means that tropical storm force winds could be in the area in the next 48 hours, along with heavy rainfall with the potential of significant flooding. All NSU campuses and locations remain open and are operating on normal schedules. NSU encourages all students, faculty and staff members to begin preparations to secure your personal property. Students residing on campus should refer to communications from the Office of Student Housing. For additional updates, please visit www.nova.edu/hurricane or call the NSU Emergency Hotline at (954) 262-7300.

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