Provost Kenneth G. Furton sent the following message to students and faculty regarding assignments following Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11, 2017:
We hope all of you are safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. I appreciate that many of you are eager to continue your studies, teaching, and research, even while dealing with your personal challenges.
The university is currently closed until further notice. As such, we ask that all faculty be flexible and hold students harmless with respect to the timeliness of assignments. Once assessments of our university and community are complete, we will be able to make a well-informed decision on next steps.
Students, faculty and staff will receive ample notice to make their way back to campus. We ask students and faculty to please not come to campus until you receive notice through one of our official channels, which include email, news.fiu.edu and social media, that the university is open and classes will resume.
Also, as soon as you are able, faculty are asked to report to your department chair to let them know you are safe and update them on your ability to return to work.