Full Sail Students,
As much of Central Florida and the State of Florida has been affected in numerous ways following Hurricane Irma, one effect that continues to impact many individuals and institutions is the lack of electricity at their homes or businesses.
We understand many campus and online students within the area are currently without power in their homes and apartments, and like you, our campus is also experiencing limited power. Please know we are as anxious as you to get back to shooting films, recording, animating, and other day-to-day activities and classes. We are working hard to restore the campus, but without power supplied by the region’s utility provider, we cannot yet provide a fully safe environment for you to return.
Student Relief Events at Full Sail Live – The Show Must Go On
In an effort to be of support to you, our students, who are experiencing power outages or feeling a little overwhelmed, we are implementing a plan to power up Full Sail Live and hold events (with refreshments and staff support) beginning this Friday evening (see below for a special pre-event tomorrow night – Thursday – at 5pm) for you to attend should you choose.
Full Sail Live (technology willing) will be powered by a generator capable of supporting the venue. This accomplishment is in no small part due to our collaboration with our friends and partners at WWE and we are very thankful for their support.
A full schedule of events, including film screenings, gaming competitions, DJ’s, etc., will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned to the Full Sail Blog, Connect and Full Sail’s Social channels for details.
NXT Tomorrow Night (Thursday) – The Show Will Go On
Tomorrow night, WWE will be taping their rescheduled NXT event at Full Sail Live.
We will provide an outdoor gathering spot outside of the Entertainment Business Building (FS3B) starting at 5pm on Thursday for students to come by and grab refreshments and snacks. If additional seats open up inside the NXT taping, students at the FS3B gathering will be provided tickets for free on a first come, first-served basis.
Now… The proceeds from the tickets sold for this NXT taping, which are normally used to support future scholarships, will go to help fund the student events mentioned above. Thank you to WWE for graciously standing with Full Sail in our students’ time of need!
Stay Tuned In
While we hope that power returns to your home/apartment and to campus as soon as possible, we are also prepared to hold events through the end of next week, if needed. Again, stay tuned for a specific schedule and updates on the Full Sail channels
We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow and in the days to come.
--- Full Sail University Administration