St. Thomas University is closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. The potential for impacts to South Florida are increasing and plans are being rapidly implemented to ensure the safety of our university community and facilities. The earliest time South Florida would experience impacts is Friday evening.
Living with the threat of hurricanes is part of living in South Florida. Because the University’s first concern is for the safety of its students and employees, we have emergency plans and teams in place, ready to act, when a storm approaches. We are continually making improvements to our emergency plans and procedures to ensure an effective and well-managed response.
To give the University community ample time to prepare for Hurricane Irma, we cancelled all classes, programs, and events for both the Main University and Law School effective at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 6. The university will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7, through the weekend.
The safety and wellbeing of our students is of utmost concern, and due to the potential severity of Hurricane Irma, we have issued a mandatory evacuation of all student residents. Rest assured that your son/daughter are in good hands. For students without a place to go, STU is providing them with transportation to a safe, designated shelter.
Msgr. Franklyn Casale