Last Update 10/10/16 1:15 p.m.
Oct. 10 – 1:00 PM Update – Embry-Riddle Set to Fully Reopen Tuesday, October 11th.
As clean-up efforts continue in Volusia County from Hurricane Matthew, Embry-Riddle is set to reopen for classes and resume normal business operations at the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters on Tuesday, October 11th. As of midday today, minor safety issues continue to be discovered and quickly addressed by grounds and facilities crews. A room-by-room sweep of buildings is in process and minor repairs are being performed. Power outages still affect some athletics facilities and a downed power line persists near the alumni/print shop/marketing buildings on the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty Boulevards (it is well marked, but continue to use caution).
STUDENT SUPPORT/RESIDENCE HALLS
- Chancellor Brady will meet with Deans tomorrow to discuss any needed modifications to the Fall Academic Calendar.
- The Student Center is open for students to reconnect with classmates, utilize dining services and access WiFi. The small computer lab in the Student Center has been reopened. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- The Eagle Fitness Center is open until 8 p.m. tonight. Please bring your Eagle Card.
- Dining services has returned to normal operations and hosted students, safety and grounds staff for a BBQ lunch today.
- All residence halls are open and fully operational. Students can return directly to their rooms and should contact their Resident Advisor.
- University professional and residence life staff are on duty to assist returning students.
- Students and employees are advised to properly dispose of food left in refrigerators.
- We are encouraged by the stories of leadership and community service being performed by our students around the area and their assistance in cleanup efforts on the campus. Please make us aware of these stories by emailing University Communications.
- Parts of Volusia County remain without power. We continue to monitor the situation in our local community and work with city and county leaders.
- National Guardsmen and electrical crews departed the ICI Center this morning very appreciative of our Eagle hospitality.
- Embry-Riddle is extending offers of support to other institutions that have not fared as well in the storm.
Updated 10/9/16 2:10 p.m.
Oct. 9 – 2:00 PM Update – Power Returned To Residence Halls, Support and Facilities Opening for Off-Campus Students, Classes to Resume Tuesday, October 11th.
As clean-up efforts continue in Volusia County from Hurricane Matthew, power has been restored to all residence halls, the Worldwide Headquarters and the majority of facilities within the Daytona Beach Campus. Overall damage was minor, and grounds teams continue to remove debris. NOTE: Due to a downed powerline please avoid the areas around the IT Complex / Duplicating / Eagle Alumni Center building on the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty Boulevards.
STUDENT SUPPORT/RESIDENCE HALLS
CLASSES AND RETURNING TO WORK
Updated 10/8/16 3:25 p.m.
Oct. 8 – 3 PM Update – Campus Assessment Complete, Residence Halls Reopening, Classes to Resume Tuesday, October 11th.
As the recovery from Hurricane Matthew continues, the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters have been assessed by safety and facilities teams. Overall damage was minor, and cleanup is underway. Power, water, and air-conditioning have been restored to the majority of the campus. All students that were evacuated from the residence halls have returned to campus.
CLASSES AND RETURNING TO WORK
Classes and work will resume regular schedules on Tuesday, October 11 to allow for adequate travel time for students and employees back to the local area. Faculty are encouraged to make accommodations for students that are unable to return to campus by Tuesday. The Embry-Riddle fleet will begin returning Sunday morning from Auburn, AL. Until further notice, employee access to campus will be restricted to those specifically tasked to aid in the recovery or residence life effort.
Many Volusia County residents are still without power – a situation which will likely continue for several days. We continue to monitor the situation in our local community and work with city and county leaders. At the request of Florida Governor Rick Scott, Embry-Riddle is supporting the wider recovery effort by hosting national guardsmen and electrical crews in our ICI Center.
Updated 10/8/16 9 a.m.
Campus Remains Closed and Under Assessment, Evacuated Resident Students are Returning to Campus, Classes Cancelled Until Tuesday, October 11th
In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Headquarters are under assessment by safety and facilities professionals. Although damage to campus has been minor, assessments will be ongoing throughout the day. Power is out in most of Volusia County and within a few buildings on campus — including some residence halls. Key Daytona Beach city infrastructure — including water, lift stations and traffic lights — is still being evaluated. We continue to monitor the situation and work with city and county leaders.
Employee access to campus will not be permitted unless you have been specifically tasked to aid in the assessment and recovery effort.
The curfew in Volusia County ended at 7 a.m., and vans are en route to shelters to transport evacuated students back to campus. All students returning to campus will remain in the Student Center with food and services until the university can partially open the campus and residence halls when life safety systems are operational. University professional and residence life staff will be on duty for students. All returning resident students must check in at the Student Center – do not proceed to your residence hall.
Classes and work are cancelled until Tuesday, October 11. Faculty are encouraged to make accommodations for students who are unable to return to campus by Tuesday. The Embry-Riddle fleet will begin returning Sunday morning from Auburn, AL.
At the request of Florida Governor Rick Scott, Embry-Riddle is supporting the wider recovery effort by hosting national guardsmen and power teams in our ICI Center.
Please continue to monitor local news, check your email, follow the campus’ Facebook page, and monitor Embry-Riddle's Newsroom for updates.
Here are additional resources for students, employees and families to continue to keep updated:
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