Dear members of the university community,
We hope that you and your family are well and safe from any serious impact from Hurricane Ian.
Initial assessments have determined that FIU facilities and grounds sustained very little damage, and this provides us the ability to resume normal operations tomorrow.
Normal FIU operations will resume on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Inclement weather is still possible for South Florida this evening, but conditions are expected to improve significantly in the next few hours as Hurricane Ian moves inland on its northeastern path and its intensity decreases. The tornado watch for our area has expired. A tropical storm warning and flood watch are still in effect this evening.
As you return to campus on Thursday, please remain vigilant and look for downed lines and obstructions on the roads. Avoid driving through flooded roadways. If you see flooding or encounter any access issues at any of our campuses, please report it to FIU Police at 305-348-2626. Your safety remains our priority.
Members of our faculty and staff who are personally impacted by Hurricane Ian, such as Thursday’s closure of many K-12 schools or damage to their residences, should work with their supervisor to determine the needs of the department and if they need to take annual leave to attend to personal responsibilities. Students who are impacted and cannot attend their classes tomorrow should notify their instructors.
Thank you for your assistance over the past several days in preparing FIU for the impact of Hurricane Ian and for your continued cooperation. Above all, stay safe.