New College of Florida

11/08/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2022 19:38

WEATHER INFORMATION: Cancelations at New College in advance of Tropical Storm Nicole Posted November 8, 2022 - by New College of Florida Communications Classes canceled[...]

Cancelations in advance of Tropical Storm Nicole - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Tropical Storm Nicole continues on track to make landfall on Florida's east coast as a hurricane. Currently, Sarasota and Manatee counties are under a tropical storm watch, with 40-70 mph winds possible as early as Wednesday afternoon.

  • Because of the threat of severe weather in our area,all New College of Florida classes are canceled on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10.
  • Faculty will extend any academic deadlines that are scheduled for the remainder of this week, including any assignments, to next week.

Faculty should inform their students about rescheduled deadlines.

  • The library will remain open until 3:30pm on Wednesday.
  • Housing, dining and Campus Police will remain open through this week and the weekend.We will share further updates if dining hours change.
  • Any meetings or campus events are canceled beginning Wednesday at 3:30 through Thursday evening.
  • Staff should report to campus on Wednesday morning, November 8. Offices will close at 3:30pm.
  • On Thursday, employees (faculty and staff) should work remotely,if possible. Employees in Housing, Dining, Campus Police, and some units in Facilities will need to work on campus. If you have questions, please consult with your supervisor.

New College is already scheduled to be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

For those students who now feel they'd like to travel away from campus, given class cancelations, please track your travel time and route carefully before you leave, as the storm remains unpredictable.

We realize these cancelations due to the storm are disruptive to our community. But we've been continually monitoring the most recent weather updates in order to make the best decisions to help keep you safe.

Please continue to monitor NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for any additional updates and reach out to [email protected]if you have any questions!

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE #1, 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to strengthen to a Tropical Storm later today and impact Florida's east coast as a Category 1 hurricane by Wednesday night.

Forecasts for our area include heavy rains and possible tropical storm force winds starting late Wednesday. We have begun our normal preparations for severe storms: The College's Emergency Management Team is meeting at least twice a day, and Facilities, Campus Police, Housing and Dining are actively preparing for the storm.

Although it is too early to make final decisions about campus activities on Wednesday evening and Thursday, there is a possibility of moving to remote work and remote classes on Thursday. At this time, we expect dining and residence halls to remain open.

We will share another campus update this evening (Tuesday). A final decision about remote classes and remote work will be made tomorrow (Wednesday).

Continue to monitor NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for any additional updates. Please reach out to [email protected]if you have any questions!

WEATHER INFORMATION: Subtropical Storm Nicole

Subtropical Storm Nicole has developed in the Atlantic, with a projected path along Florida's east coast. The National Hurricane Center indicates the storm will make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday, November 9, into Thursday morning along the east coast.

Forecasts place most of Florida's west coast in the five (5) day cone of severe weather.

The Sarasota area could experience winds from 39-57 mph starting Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.

We will continue tracking the storm, so please check your NCF email, the NCF website and our social media accounts for updates. Also, please remember to sign up for our emergency alerts. Your family and loved ones can sign up as well.