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Weather Advisory

2018 Season Notification

The 2018 hurricane season officially began on Friday, June 1 and will continue through November 30. Forecasters predict an above-average Atlantic hurricane season yet again this year. Many of us were affected directly and indirectly by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in 2017, and know that preparation is essential to staying safe.

NSU’s first priority is the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campuses. The university monitors severe weather patterns and storms that may potentially affect our campuses and sites, and we have prepared a multi-channel approach to keep everyone informed before, during, and after severe weather or a hurricane.

  • Important: Please take a few moments to update your Personal Emergency Contact Information. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit:
  • Should severe weather, tropical storms, or hurricanes threaten any of NSU's campuses or sites, we will provide updates about NSU's operating status on the university's website at and on the NSU Emergency Hotline at 800-256-5065, as well as via email and/or via text messages as warranted. In addition, local television, radio, and newspapers will be used to reach those who do not have access to other communications channels.
  • Finally, please take time to review the university’s Severe Weather Emergency Procedures brochure. NSU students living on campus should also review the Hurricane and Tropical Storm Procedures section of the Residential Living Guide. Every unit at NSU has an Emergency & Continuity Plan, which you should review individually or as a team annually.
  • In addition to being prepared at NSU, I encourage every member of the NSU community to have a plan in place for your household. You can access resources online at: and

As a reminder, the university set up NSU CARES, a fund to help those students and employees who are most in need of assistance following a weather event. You can donate to the fund or volunteer your time online here: or text NSUCARES to 41444.

Your attention to this important matter is greatly appreciated.

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.
NSU President

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