Full Sail University

Monitoring Hurricane Idalia

Full Sail will resume normal campus operations on Thursday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 30 - 4:00 p.m.

We hope everyone stayed safe through the storm - based on current forecasts, we will be able to return to normal operations on Thursday morning as planned. Class and lab schedules will resume on Thursday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. and faculty and staff will be asked to return to work during their regularly scheduled hours.

If you are a student who lives in an area that has been or will be affected by the storm, rest assured that our instructors and advisors will work with you to extend deadlines and make pragmatic accommodations as needed.

Tuesday, August 29 - 4 p.m.

Due to the current projected path of Hurricane Idalia and to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, Full Sail’s campus will be closed for operations beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight, August 29. Classes and labs will move to remote operations via Zoom, with potential rescheduling for select campus labs. Please contact your instructor(s) for full details.

All students will be asked to remain off campus and stay home and safe. Staff and faculty are asked to remain home and work remotely for that period of time – if you need to work from a campus location, please contact your direct supervisor and they will assist you in finding a location. Please remove all vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes from the campus by 9:00 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, August 29.

Together, our priorities are the safety and well-being of one another and the preservation and security of Full Sail. Rest assured that our instructors and advisors will work with both campus and any online students directly impacted by the storm to extend deadlines and make pragmatic accommodations as needed. Our plan is to return to full campus operations at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, August 31. If new factors come to bear that cause us to delay the re-opening, we will communicate through these channels:

Tuesday, August 29 - 11 a.m.

We continue to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Idalia. As of this morning, the potential direct impact to central Florida has diminished with the storm's westward turn towards the panhandle. With that in mind, we'll monitor the storm throughout the day and communicate any impact to campus operations this afternoon through the following channels:

Monday, August 28

Tropical Storm Idalia is strengthening and is now forecast to be a major hurricane as it moves northward through the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Impacts to Florida are currently expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, as Tropical Storm watches have been issued in Lake, Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties. Rest assured that we are keeping a close eye on the storm’s trajectory and will share updates through the following channels:

While Central Florida and Full Sail University have weathered dozens of tropical storms and hurricanes in the past, your safety is our top priority. We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to review our Hurricane Preparedness Resources article and make sure you’re enrolled for the University’s Emergency Notification System updates as well.

Our university administration and operations teams will remain vigilant in communicating any emergency closures or other impacts to current campus operations.

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