How colleges in the Southeast are prepping for Hurricane Irma
Barely a week after Harvey pummeled the Texas coastline, the atmosphere is back at it again. If it makes landfall here, Hurricane Irma could impact the Southeast part of the United States -- and strongly.
Here are the latest statements from our Gulf Coast schools, to be updated continually.
University of Central Florida
No closures yet -- but the path of Irma is being closely monitored.
University of Miami
Closed for the rest of the week.
Closed through Sunday.
Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD, nestled on the coastline of Georgia, is cancelling classes as a preventative measure for the next week.
University of Florida
UF is keeping an eye on the storm, and is posting updates to its website.
Florida State University
Florida State -- in Tallahassee -- is still fully operational at this time, but that could change.
Savannah State University
SSU recommends students to follow along with credible news outlets, but hasn't seemed to cancel classes yet.
Bethune-Cookman, a historically black college in Daytona Beach, has issued a mandatory evacuation of campus. Students are recommended to evacuate the city and secure their belongings.
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic, which is in southeastern Florida, is closing campuses until Sunday, Sept. 10, effective tomorrow.
Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida, has cancelled classes for the remainder of the week, and all residential students who aren't planning on evacuating must report to a mandatory meeting.
College of Charleston
All classes and events at the College of Charleston in South Carolina are cancelled until Tuesday, September 12.
Winthrop, in Rock Hill, South Carolina -- about 185 miles northwest of Charleston -- is keeping with university operations as usual, but officials are working with ities to constantly monitor the storm. They are urging students not to travel to areas that will be evacuated.
Coastal Carolina University
Coastal Carolina U., in Myrtle Beach, S.C., has cancelled classes, events and activities effective Thursday at 8 p.m. Residence halls are closing Friday at 9 a.m., and residents are expected to evacuate.
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Susannah Hutcheson is a 2017 Texas A&M graduate and a USA TODAY College digital producer. Follow her on Twitter: @susiebhutch
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