6 Florida universities cancel classes ahead of Hurricane Ian

Other colleges in Ian's potential path close
Florida State University group wants school to be 'sanctuary campus'
Posted at 11:37 AM, Sep 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-27 17:07:07-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida are closing ahead of Hurricane Ian.

All classes at the University of South Florida in Tampa will be closed through Thursday to "allow for students to make any necessary preparations or travel ahead of the storm."

The university will remain open Monday for employees, but all campuses will begin closing Tuesday.

Residence halls and residential dining facilities at the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses will remain open.

Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College will be closed Tuesday through Thursday.

Florida State University in Tallahassee announced Monday that all classes will be canceled starting Tuesday through the rest of the week.

Although the homecoming parade and all homecoming activities have been postponed, Saturday's football game between the No. 23 Seminoles and No. 22 Wake Forest is still scheduled to be played Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The University of Central Florida in Orlando and University of Florida in Gainesville announced Monday that classes will canceled beginning Wednesday through Friday.

Indian River State College will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday and remain closed Wednesday.

Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton announced Tuesday that all classes would be closed Tuesday, while the University of North Florida announced Tuesday that all classes will be canceled through Saturday.