Latest information on Hurricane Dorian

By UM News

Latest information on Hurricane Dorian

By UM News
The University of Miami is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and providing information as needed.

HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 13
Tuesday, Sept. 3: 11:00 a.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian.

President Julio Frenk and Provost Jeffrey Duerk sent messages to the University community Monday and Tuesday regarding the resumption of classes Wednesday, Sept. 4, and the need for accommodation, flexibility, and empathy in working on a case-by-case basis with those students who are unable to return on Wednesday. Read the messages here.

Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

  • The shelter-in-place for residential students has been lifted.
  • Dining halls opened at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Schedules for resident dining and other on-campus eateries are available here.
  • Student Health Services will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • All University operations and classes are expected to fully resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • Faculty have been asked to accommodate students who are unable to return on Wednesday. Students who are experiencing travel or weather-related difficulties that prevent you from attending class are encouraged to communicate directly with your professors.

As communicated in the prior advisory:

  • University offices on the Coral Gables and marine campuses are open Tuesday, Sept. 3; however, faculty and staff are encouraged to remain off campus and work remotely on Tuesday, if possible. Hourly employees who are unable to work remotely will be eligible for administrative time. Supervisors should notify employees who are needed to conduct regular operations on campus. Human Resources will provide University supervisors and timekeepers with additional information regarding hourly employee time recording.
  • The Canterbury child-care center on the Coral Gables campus is closed Tuesday, Sept. 3, and is expected to be open Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • Medical school and health system employees and students should continue to follow schedule-related messages issued by Medical Communications, including all medical staff at Gables One Tower and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

Any significant changes to campus operations will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, or on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

Any critical updates will be communicated via the Emergency Notification Network (ENN).

The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.



HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 12
Monday, Sept. 2: 12:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which currently is located approximately 140 miles east-northeast of Miami. Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

Critical information for students and faculty:

  • Residential students are being asked to remain indoors from Monday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. until at least noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3, unless otherwise instructed by a Storm Alert email or Housing and Residence Life staff. Entry by non-University guests will not be permitted during this time. Students residing off campus should exercise caution and should follow any emergency instructions issued by city or county agencies.
  • Resident dining will provide dinner to students from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Hecht-Stanford and Mahoney-Pearson. Brunch will be available to students beginning at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hecht-Stanford and Mahoney-Pearson.
  • Student Health Services will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • Classes remain canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • Faculty are asked to be lenient and to accommodate students who may experience challenges returning to school on time.

Critical information for faculty and staff:

  • University offices on the Coral Gables and marine campuses will be open Tuesday, Sept. 3; however, faculty and staff are encouraged to remain off campus and work remotely on Tuesday, if possible, to allow for any necessary post-storm campus maintenance. Hourly employees who are unable to work remotely will be eligible for administrative time. Supervisors should notify employees who are needed to conduct regular operations on campus. Human Resources will provide University supervisors and timekeepers with additional information regarding hourly employee time recording.
  • All University operations are expected to fully resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • The Canterbury child-care center on the Coral Gables campus will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3, and is expected to be open Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • Medical school and health system employees and students should continue to follow schedule-related messages issued by Medical Communications, including all medical staff at Gables One Tower and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

Any significant changes to campus operations will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, or on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

Any critical updates will be communicated via the Emergency Notification Network (ENN).

The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:
  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.

HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 11
Sunday, Sept. 1: 1:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian. The latest National Hurricane Center forecast continues to favor a gradual turn of the hurricane to the northwest and north, however there is uncertainty regarding the timing of the turn and Miami could still experience tropical storm impacts beginning early Monday.

Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

  • At this time, there are no additional changes to University operations beyond those previously announced.
  • The University will issue a Storm Alert Monday morning regarding campus operations and employee schedules for Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • Classes remain canceled for Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • Schedules for resident dining and other on-campus eateries are available here. Residential students are encouraged to have food and supplies on hand in the event of any weather-related changes to dining schedules.
  • Medical school and health system employees and students should continue to follow schedule-related messages issued by Medical Communications.
  • Any significant changes to campus operations will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, or on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.
  • Students are encouraged to proactively share the University’s Storm Alert communications with their family and friends.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) will be open until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:
  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.

HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 10
Saturday, Aug. 31: 1:00 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which currently is located approximately 425 miles east of Miami. Here are the most recent updates to University operations: 

  • The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center favors a gradual turn of the hurricane to the northwest and north, however there is still uncertainty and Miami could still experience tropical storm impacts beginning Sunday afternoon.
  • Given the latest forecast, there are no additional changes to University operations beyond those previously announced.
  • Late-night dining for students will continue as scheduled tonight, 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., at Hecht-Stanford.
  • The University continues to monitor the storm and any updates—such as changes to campus operations, class schedules, and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) will remain open until 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. The hotline will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.

As reported in earlier advisories:

  • All Residential Colleges and University Village remain open and continue to follow normal access procedures.
  • Richter Library, the Student Center Complex, the Wellness Center, and the Campus Store will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
  • Schedules for resident dining and other on-campus eateries are available here.
  • Students are encouraged to proactively share their storm plans and the University’s Storm Alert communications with their family and friends.
  • Members of the University community may store their vehicles in select campus garages beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, by showing their ’Cane Card at the entrance. Additional details.
  • Classes have been canceled through Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • A shuttle service to local supply stores is being offered to students and will operate through 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, or until stores close. Additional details.
  • Construction sites have been secured and emergency backup equipment has been placed in the event it is needed.
  • At any time, if the University declares an emergency, which has not yet happened, essential employees (Tier One and Tier Two) at the Coral Gables and marine campuses should be prepared to report to work as instructed by their supervisors. Medical school and health system employees should continue to follow communications issued by Medical Communications.


The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLinkor Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepageand University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kitwith essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparednesswebsite.

HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 9
Friday, Aug. 30: 7:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian. Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

  • All classroom, laboratory, and office buildings on the Coral Gables campus will be closed and locked beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, to allow for final storm preparations. All individuals must vacate those buildings before that time.
  • All Residential Colleges and University Village will remain open and continue to follow normal access procedures.
  • Richter Library, the Student Center Complex, the Wellness Center, and the Campus Store will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
  • Schedules for resident dining and other on-campus eateries are available here.
  • Medical school and health system employees should continue to follow schedule-related messages issued by Medical Communications.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) is available to provide ongoing information to the University community.

As reported in earlier advisories:

  • The University is taking all efforts to protect our community and facilities, and already is positioning resources on all campuses to quickly mobilize recovery efforts.
  • Students are encouraged to proactively share their storm plans and the University’s Storm Alert communications with their family and friends.
  • Members of the University community may store their vehicles in select campus garages beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, by showing their ’Cane Card at the entrance. Additional details.
  • Classes have been canceled through Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • A shuttle service to local supply stores is being offered to students and will operate through 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, or until stores close. Additional details.
  • Events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend—Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • Construction sites have been secured and emergency backup equipment has been placed in the event it is needed.
  • At any time, if the University declares an emergency, which has not yet happened, essential employees (Tier One and Tier Two) at the Coral Gables and marine campuses should be prepared to report to work as instructed by their supervisors. Medical school and health system employees should continue to follow communications issued by Medical Communications.

Any updates—such as changes to campus operations and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLinkor Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepageand University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kitwith essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparednesswebsite.

HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 8
Friday, Aug. 30: 3:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is located approximately 625 miles east of Miami-Dade County. Tropical force winds are expected to reach Miami Sunday. The National Hurricane Center has indicated Miami has an 84 percent chance of experiencing tropical storm conditions and a 34 percent chance of experiencing hurricane conditions. Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

  • The University is taking all efforts to protect our community and facilities, and already is positioning resources on all campuses to quickly mobilize recovery efforts.
  • Students are encouraged to proactively share their storm plan and the University’s Storm Alert communications with their family and friends.
  • Members of the University community may store their vehicles in select campus garages beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, by showing their ’Cane Card at the entrance. Additional details.


As reported in earlier advisories:

  • Classes have been canceled from noon Friday, Aug. 30, through Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • A shuttle service to local supply stores is being offered to students and will operate through 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, or until stores close. Additional details
  • Coral Gables and marine campus shuttles are operating on Friday, Aug. 30. Riders can track shuttles online or via the University app.
  • Updated schedules for Richter Library, Student Center Complex, Wellness Center, Campus Store, University Center Pool, and dining services are available here.
  • Events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend—Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • Storm shutters have been placed and sandbags positioned near doorways on all campuses. Buildings will continue to operate normally through Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Construction sites are being secured and emergency backup equipment is being placed in the event it is needed.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) is available to provide ongoing information to the University community.

CORAL GABLES AND MARINE CAMPUSES:

  • While supervisors should assure there is continuity of critical University functions, including services for residential students, they are encouraged to allow employees to depart campuses starting at noon Friday, Aug. 30, or work remotely in the afternoon if feasible.
  • At any time, if the University declares an emergency, which has not yet happened, essential employees (Tier One and Tier Two) should be prepared to report to work as instructed by their supervisors.

MEDICAL CAMPUS:

  • Employees at the medical campus will receive separate communication regarding any changes to work schedules.


Any updates—such as changes to campus operations and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENNand www.twitter.com/UMiamiENNfor any updates.

*************************************************************************************

General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLinkor Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepageand University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kitwith essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparednesswebsite.


HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 7
Friday, Aug. 30: 10:30 a.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is located approximately 700 miles east of Miami-Dade County. Tropical force winds are expected to reach Miami as early as Sunday morning. Here are the most recent updates to University operations:

  • A shuttle service to local stores will be offered to students to shop for supplies. The shuttle will operate from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, or until stores close. Shuttle route:
    • Pick up at lot 721 (near University Village)
    • Proceed to Architecture Circle
    • Proceed to lot 310 (near Mahoney and Pearson)
    • Proceed to CVS at University Center Shops, then to Publix, Whole Foods, and back to campus, following the route described above
    • The shuttle will make 30 minute round trips
  • Campus shuttles: Rosenstiel shuttle will follow a normal schedule Friday; Coral Gables shuttles will follow a normal schedule Friday through noon and a reduced schedule after noon. Riders can track shuttles at https://www.umshuttles.com/map or via the University app.
  • Richter Library will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; and will be closed Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-2.
  • The University Center Pool will close at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
  • The Wellness Center, Student Center Complex, and Campus Store will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.


As reported in an earlier advisory:  

CORAL GABLES AND MARINE CAMPUSES:

  • While supervisors should assure there is continuity of critical University functions, including services for residential students, they are encouraged to allow employees to depart campuses at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, or work remotely in the afternoon if feasible.
  • At any time, if the University declares an emergency, which has not yet happened, essential employees (Tier One and Tier Two) should be prepared to report to work as instructed by their supervisors.

MEDICAL CAMPUS:

  • Employees at the medical campus will receive a separate communication regarding any changes to work schedules.


The following information, shared in earlier advisories, remains in effect: 

  • Classes at the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses will be canceled beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing through Tuesday, Sept. 3.
  • All University events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend—including events on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • The University has put storm shutters in place and positioned sandbags near doorways on the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses. All buildings will continue to operate normally through Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Construction sites are being secured and emergency backup equipment is being put in place in the event it is needed.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) is available to provide ongoing information to the University community.

Any updates—such as changes to campus operations and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires action.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

*************************************************************************************

General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.


HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 6
Thursday, Aug. 29: 8:00 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian. The following changes have been made to University operations: 

CORAL GABLES AND MARINE CAMPUSES:

  • While supervisors should assure there is continuity of critical University functions, including services for residential students, they are encouraged to allow employees to depart campuses at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, or work remotely in the afternoon if feasible.
  • At any time, if the University declares an emergency, which has not yet happened, essential employees (Tier One and Tier Two) should be prepared to report to work as instructed by their supervisors.

MEDICAL CAMPUS:

  • Employees at the medical campus will receive a separate communication regarding any changes to work schedules.

The following information, shared in earlier advisories, remains in effect:  

  • Classes at the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses will be canceled beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Classes are expected to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • We continue to closely monitor the storm, and any updates—such as changes to campus operations and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.
  • All University events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend—including events on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • In an abundance of caution, the University is putting storm shutters in place and positioning sandbags near doorways on the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses. All buildings will continue to operate normally through Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Construction sites are being secured and emergency backup equipment is being put in place in the event it is needed.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) is available to provide ongoing information to the University community.

Any future decisions regarding campus operations or class schedules will be immediately communicated to the University community.

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires action.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

*************************************************************************************

General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.


HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 5
Thursday, Aug. 29: 3:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian. The following changes have been made to class schedules and operations:  

  • Classes at the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses will be canceled beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing through Tuesday, Sept. 3. Classes are expected to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
  • We continue to closely monitor the storm, and any updates—such as changes to campus operations and dining services—will be communicated in future Storm Alert emails, on the University website and social media channels, and by Resident Assistants for on-campus residential students.

The following information, shared in earlier advisories, remains in effect:  

  • All University events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend—including events on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • In an abundance of caution, the University is putting storm shutters in place and positioning sandbags near doorways on the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses. All buildings will continue to operate normally through Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Construction sites are being secured and emergency backup equipment is being put in place in the event it is needed.
  • The University’s Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) is available to provide ongoing information to the University community.

Any future decisions regarding campus operations or class schedules will be immediately communicated to the University community.

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires action.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

*************************************************************************************

General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on theUniversity homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.



HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 4
Thursday, Aug. 29: 12:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is currently located approximately 850 miles east-southeast of Miami. The National Hurricane Center has given Miami a 62 percent chance of experiencing tropical storm conditions and a 17 percent chance of experiencing hurricane conditions. The earliest reasonable time South Florida would experience impacts from the hurricane would be Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Due to the increasing threat from Hurricane Dorian the following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of the University community:  

  • All classes scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses.
  • For the medical campus, all MS3 and MS4 students are excused from clinical responsibilities and clerkship or elective activities beginning Saturday, Aug. 31. The return date will depend on the storm.
  • All University of Miami events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend have been canceled on the Coral Gables and marine campuses. This includes events on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
  • In an abundance of caution, the University has begun putting storm shutters in place and positioning sandbags near doorways on the Coral Gables, medical, and marine campuses. All buildings will continue to operate normally through Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Construction sites are being secured and emergency backup equipment is being put in place in the event it is needed.
  • The University Emergency Call Center was activated at noon to provide ongoing information to the University community. The hotline number is 800-227-0354.

All campuses, classes, events, and clinical activities will continue to operate on a regular schedule for Thursday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 30.

Any future decisions made regarding campus operations or class schedules will be immediately communicated to the University community.

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires action.

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

*************************************************************************************

General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.


HURRICANE DORIAN – ADVISORY 3
Thursday, Aug. 29: 8:30 a.m.

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is currently located approximately 900 miles southeast of Miami-Dade County. The National Hurricane Center has given South Florida a 60 percent chance of experiencing tropical storm conditions and a 15 percent chance of experiencing hurricane conditions. The earliest reasonable time South Florida would experience impacts from the hurricane would be Saturday evening.

Due to the increasing threat from Hurricane Dorian the following actions are being taken to ensure the safety of the University community:

  • In an abundance of caution, the University will begin to shutter the Coral Gables, medical, and Rosenstiel campuses. Those actions will include putting in place storm shutters and positioning sandbags near doorways. All building will continue to operate normally.
  • The University Emergency Call Center will be activated at noon to provide ongoing information to the University community. The hotline number is 800-227-0354.

At this time all campuses, classes, events, and clinical activities continue to operate on a regular schedule. 

Any decisions made regarding campus operations or class schedules will be immediately communicated to the University community via the Emergency Notification Network. 

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires additional action. 

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information 

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts:Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.


TROPICAL STORM DORIAN – ADVISORY 2
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019; 11 a.m. 

The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Dorian, which currently is located approximately 1,175 miles southeast of Miami-Dade County. The safety of our community continues to be our top priority.

At this time all campuses, classes, events, and clinical activities continue to operate on a regular schedule. 

Tropical Storm Dorian has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Over the past few forecast periods the track has shifted slightly north, but it does continue to be a threat to South Florida. If Tropical Storm Dorian continues toward South Florida, the earliest the area would experience effects from the storm would be Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2019. 

Any decisions made regarding campus operations or class schedules would be immediately communicated to the University community via the Emergency Notification Network. 

The University of Miami takes a proactive approach to planning for tropical storms and hurricanes. Units across the University are positioning resources in the event that the impact to South Florida grows and requires action. 

The University community is urged to monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for any updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information 

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday.Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.


TROPICAL STORM DORIAN – ADVISORY 1
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019; 11 a.m.

The University of Miami is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian, which currently is located approximately 1,425 miles southeast of Miami-Dade County. Keeping the University community safe and informed are top priorities as we continue to track the progress of this storm.

At this time all campuses, classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on a regular schedule.

The official forecast keeps Dorian as a tropical storm as it approaches South Florida. However, long range forecasts have a wide margin for error, and it is still too early to tell if Tropical Storm Dorian will directly impact South Florida. If Tropical Storm Dorian continues toward South Florida, the earliest anticipated impacts to the area would begin late Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

Based on the current intensity forecast, the University does not foresee a circumstance that would require a mandatory evacuation order for students on the Coral Gables campus.

The University will continue to actively monitor and assess the situation. Any changes to class schedules or University operations would be shared via the Emergency Notification Network or future Storm Alert emails.

Monitor the University’s Emergency Management social media accounts www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for interim updates.

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General Emergency Preparedness Information

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:

  • Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
  • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
  • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
  • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
  • Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.