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Florida State University will be closed Tuesday-Friday (Oct. 9-12) due to the projected path of Hurricane Michael. The university, and the College of Medicine, are expected to resume normal business operations on Monday, Oct. 15. The closure also includes the College of Medicine's Tallahassee Regional Campus.  

The Pensacola Regional Campus will close at 12 p.m. on Tuesday with plans to reopen on Thursday. The campus will continue to monitor the storm's path to determine if additional steps need to be taken.

Third- and fourth-year medical students from the Tallahassee and Pensacola regional campuses should follow instructions provided by their campus dean regarding clinical rotations.

The university has opened a shelter for current registered students who live off-campus and faculty. Here are the details contained in a university announcement:

 Florida State University will open a facility at the Donald L. Tucker Center tonight (Tues. Oct. 9) for current registered students who live off-campus, and faculty/staff who may feel unsafe to weather Hurricane Michael in their current living situation. The facility will remain open for the duration of the storm until FSU issues the ALL CLEAR. For more information, Visit

Here is the university's statement announcing the campus closing:


Based on the most recent forecast from the National Hurricane Center, Florida State University will close for the week effective 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, Oct. 9. On-campus housing and dining service operations will continue throughout the closure.
The university is expected to resume classes and normal business operations on Monday, Oct. 15.

Due to the uncertainty of power, Students are encouraged to discuss possible travel plans with family and friends before leaving the area. DO NOT travel into the path of the storm. Please continue to monitor the latest weather information from the National Weather Service or other official weather sources.

FSU is prepared to support students throughout the storm. All university departments are engaged and prepared to respond to student needs. On-campus residence halls and dining facilities will remain open for current residential students during the closure.
Students who chose to stay will be advised to follow a "shelter in place" protocol. That is, stay indoors, away from doors and windows during the storm. Meals will be delivered to the residence halls during the storm.

Employees should communicate with their supervisors regarding their expected participation in post-storm assignments and clean-up efforts.

Stay tuned to and the SeminoleSAFE mobile app for further updates as they develop.