FAMU Alerts

 

11/11/22 - 12:00 PM

For Immediate Release

FAMU Resumes Normal Operations Monday

Florida A&M University is scheduled to resume normal operations on Monday, November 14 following the closure due to Tropical Storm Nicole and the Veterans Day holiday.

 

 

 

Previous Releases

 

11/09/22 - 2:00 PM

For Immediate Release

FAMU To Close Thursday Ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole

In anticipation of inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Nicole, Florida A&M University announced classes on the main Tallahassee campus and surrounding sites are canceled and the University is closed on Thursday, except for essential employees. Evening classes will be held on Wednesday. FAMU DRS is also closed Thursday.

The FAMU COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing site will be closed on Thursday and resume operations on Friday.

Residence halls, the Residence Dining Hall (Top Café’) and The Hub will remain open Thursday.  On Friday, the Top Café’ will be open while the The Hub and all retail locations are closed (See below for more details).

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Public Health, Pharmacy Practice Center (Davie, Jacksonville, Tampa) offices will be closed on Thursday. Student pharmacists at Jacksonville and Orlando will be excused from rotations on Thursday. Student pharmacists at all other sites are to report to their respective sites as directed by their preceptor. The College of Law in Orlando is closed Wednesday and Thursday.

The University will resume normal operations on Monday, November 14.

Campuses At-Glance

  • Orlando College of Law  – campus closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Orlando College of Pharmacy – campus closed Thursday
  • Miami/Davie College of Pharmacy– campus closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Jacksonville College of Pharmacy – campus closed Thursday
  • Tallahassee – closed Thursday/essential employees only
  • Tampa - College of Pharmacy – closed
  • Quincy and Viticulture Center – closed Thursday- essential employees only
  • Crestview- normal operations
  • Brooksville - Closed at noon Wednesday and on Thursday/essential employees only

Campus Dining

Thursday, November 10
Residence Dining Hall (Top Cafe') and The Hub
Brunch | 9 am - 12 pm
Closed 12 pm - 6 pm
Dinner | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hours subject to change due to weather conditions
(Take-out available for both serving times)

Friday, November 11
Residence Dining Hall only
Brunch 10 am - 2 p.m.
Lite Lunch 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Hub and all retail locations are closed

Normal operations will resume Saturday

Business Center and Rattler Card Office
Closed Thursday and Friday

Campus Bookstore
Closed Thursday,
Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Peak winds are expected between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday in the Tallahasssee area, according to the National Weather Service Tallahassee office. 

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and the Emergency Management team will continue to monitor Nicole closely and will make announcements regarding the Tallahassee main campus, accordingly.  Meanwhile, employees are removing banners, tents and other temporary structures ahead of the weather system’s strong winds.

Please monitor your FAMUINFO email for the latest updates on university operations. Get your storm preparations in order and review your personal hurricane safety plans before the onset of severe weather.

The University community will be updated using the FAMU ALERT text and email messaging system. Automatic enrollment for these messages is made for all staff and students, and settings can be updated via FAMU Alert or https://www.famu.edu/administration/division-of-student-affairs/emergency-management/famu-alert/index.php

Helpful resources

Get A Plan:
www.ready.gov

NHC Website:
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Hurricane Checklist:
https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/hurricane-supply-checklist/

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Media Contact

Andrew J. Skerritt
850-544-2675
Andrew.skerritt@famu.edu

 
11/08/22 - 7:00 PM

For Immediate Release

FAMU Cancels Classes at Central and South Florida Sites Ahead of TS Nicole

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is actively monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Nicole. As a result of the storm’s predicted path northward, the College of Law has announced the cancelation of classes Wednesday and Thursday. No classes were scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11 in honor of the Veterans Day holiday.

The College of Law Building, including the Library, will close at 9:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) Nov. 8. The law school is expected to resume normal operations on Monday, November 14.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute of Public Health, South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center (Davie) office will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Student pharmacists at all practice centers with the exception of Orlando are to report to their respective sites as directed by their preceptor. Orlando student pharmacists will be excused on Thursday.

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and the Emergency Management team will continue to monitor Nicole closely and will make announcements regarding the Tallahassee main campus, accordingly.  Meanwhile, employees are removing banners, tents and other temporary structures ahead of the weather system’s strong winds.

Tropical Storm Nicole is continuing to strengthen and now has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Nicole should make landfall late Wednesday night as a hurricane in east Central Florida, north of Port St. Lucie County. The system has a large wind field and breezy conditions have already begun and tropical storm-force winds could arrive in the Big Bend region as early as Thursday morning. The Tallahassee region should expect to see some impacts from Nicole through Thurday afternoon. As the storm system proceeds north through Georgia, weather conditions should improve on Friday.

Campuses At-Glance:

  • Orlando College of Law  – campus closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Orlando College of Pharmacy – campus closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Miami/Davie College of Pharmacy– campus closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Jacksonville College of Pharmacy – campus closed Wednesday only
  • Tallahassee – open and monitoring
  • Tampa/Davie College of Pharmacy – open and monitoring
  • Quincy, Crestview, and Viticulture – open and monitoring

Please monitor your FAMUINFO email for the latest updates on university operations. Get your storm preparations in order and review your personal hurricane safety plans before the onset of severe weather.

The University community will be updated using the FAMU ALERT text and email messaging system. Automatic enrollment for these messages is made for all staff and students, and settings can be updated via FAMU Alert or https://www.famu.edu/administration/division-of-student-affairs/emergency-management/famu-alert/index.php

Helpful resources:

Get A Plan:
www.ready.gov

NHC Website:
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Hurricane Checklist:
https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/hurricane-supply-checklist/

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Media Contact

Andrew J. Skerritt
850-544-2675
Andrew.skerritt@famu.edu

 
10/02/22 - 1:00 PM

FAMU Resumes Normal Operations, Monday; College of Law Delayed Until Tuesday


Florida A&M University’s Tallahassee campus and satellite sites, except the College of Law, will resume normal operations on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. As a result of the disruption in the Orlando area caused by Hurricane Ian, the College of Law will re-open for normal operations and the resumption of classes on Tuesday, Oct.4.

*FAMU will celebrate the 135th anniversary of its founding at 10:10 a.m. Monday with a wreathing laying ceremony at the Eternal Flame.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

*The FAMU COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination site will resume operations on Monday October 3. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

 
9/29/22 - 5:30 PM

FAMU Announces Storm-Related Updates

 

  • The satellite campuses in Central Florida and Jacksonville are reporting no substantial damage to their facilities from Hurricane Ian. 
  • The Human Resources Office has distributed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employees who might have work-related questions during the closure. 
  • Residence Dining Hall (Top Café) and The Hub will continue to operate on a weekend schedule on Thursday and Friday. 


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Residence Dining Hall (Top Cafe') 

Thursday-Sunday  
Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  
lite lunch 2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. 

The Hub 

Thursday, same as the Top Cafe' 
Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., closed for dinner 
Closed Saturday and Sunday 

Wing Stop and Tropical Smoothie will open Sunday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

All other Food Court Restaurants - Pizza Express, Starbucks Kiosk, and Chopping Block- the President’s Dining Room, Chick-Fil-A, Rattler’s Nest, and Starbucks are closed. 

  • The Venom Shuttle Service will continue operating on a weekend schedule.   
  • The Florida A&M University Athletics Department continues with preparations for Saturday’s home football game against Mississippi Valley State University. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
  • The University is scheduled to return to normal operations on Monday.  
 
9/28/22 - 1 PM

1 PM Wednesday Hurricane Ian Update

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FAMU Announces Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

FAMU Dining Halls to Open on Weekend Schedule

FAMU Dining Hall

The Florida A&M University Emergency Management Committee continues to meet and provide updates ahead of the approaching tropical weather system.

Due to the easterly track of Hurricane Ian, the University will not open an on-campus shelter in Tallahassee.

Additionally, Residence Dining Hall (Top Café) and The Hub will remain open for normal hours on Wednesday and operate on a weekend schedule on Thursday and Friday.

Residence Dining Hall (Top Cafe')

Thursday-Sunday 
Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
lite lunch 2 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Hub

Thursday, same as the Top Cafe'
Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., closed for dinner
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Wing Stop and Tropical Smoothie open Sunday 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

All other Food Court Restaurants - Pizza Express, Starbucks Kiosk, and Chopping Block- the President’s Dining Room, Chick-Fil-A, Rattler’s Nest, and Starbucks are closed.

  • The Venom Shuttle Service will operate on a weekend schedule.

Tallahassee

  • Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida A&M University has canceled classes at the Tallahassee campus from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30. Campus operations will remain open on Tuesday and Wednesday but will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Staff is expected to report to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Quincy facility and the Viticulture Center will follow the Tallahassee campus schedule. 
  • Parents and Family Weekend has been rescheduled to November 4-6, 2022. All registered participants may contact the Office of Student Activities at 850.599.3400 or via email at esua@famu.edu
  • The Annual Fall Preview has been postponed until further notice.
  • Bragg Memorial Stadium Parking lot will be used as a staging area for Emergency Management equipment.  

FAMU DRS 

FAMU DRS will be closed Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30. During that time, all extracurricular activities are suspended. All district and school operations will be suspended during this time.

FAMU Athletics 

FAMU Football game versus Mississippi Valley State University remains scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. The Women’s Volleyball match versus North Florida has been postponed.

Child Development Center 

The Educational Research Center for Child Development (ERCCD) will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Crestview 

  • Classes are canceled Tuesday through Friday at the Durell Peaden Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Center in Crestview. The campus is closed for operations Thursday and Friday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Orlando

  • At the College of Law in Orlando, classes are canceled Wednesday through Friday. Operations are closed Wednesday through Friday.
  • The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Tampa/Orlando sites will be closed Tuesday through Friday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Brooksville 

  • The Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (BAERS) will close Tuesday through Friday.  

Jacksonville 

  • The Northeast Florida Pharmacy Practice Center will close at the end of business Tuesday and reopen on Monday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Davie 

  • The South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center in Davie will be closed Wednesday through Friday, reopening on Monday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

 

 
9/27/22 - 3PM

FAMU Announces Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian
3 p.m. Tuesday Update

The Florida A&M University Emergency Management Committee continues to meet and provide updates ahead of the approaching tropical weather system.

Tallahassee

  • Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida A&M University has canceled classes at the Tallahassee campus from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30. Campus operations will remain open on Tuesday and Wednesday but will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Staff is expected to report to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Quincy facility and the Viticulture Center will follow the Tallahassee campus schedule. 
  • Parents and Family Weekend has been rescheduled to November 4-6, 2022. All registered participants may contact the Office of Student Activities at 850.599.3400 or via email at esua@famu.edu
  • The Annual Fall Preview has been postponed until further notice.
  • Bragg Memorial Stadium Parking lot will be used as a staging area for Emergency Management equipment.  

Campus Dining Locations Hours

In anticipation of the impact due to Hurricane Ian, here are the following campus dining locations schedules:

  • Residence Dining Hall and The Hub will be open for normal hours of operation Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 27-28. Both dining facilities will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 29. The Friday, September 30, hours of operations will be determined based on the weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, boxed meals will be provided for on-campus residents.
  • The following retail dining locations will be closed Tuesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. Through Friday, September 30: All Food Court Restaurants - Pizza Express, Wing Stop, Starbucks Kiosk, Tropical Smoothie, and Chopping Block. Additionally, the President’s Dining Room, Chick-Fil-A, Rattler’s Nest, and Starbucks are also closed.
  • Retail dining location hours may be adjusted based on weather conditions. 

FAMU DRS 

FAMU DRS will be closed Wednesday, September 28, through Friday, September 30. During that time, all extracurricular activities are suspended. All district and school operations will be suspended during this time.

FAMU Athletics 

FAMU Football game versus Mississippi Valley State University remains scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. The Women’s Volleyball match versus North Florida has been postponed.

Child Development Center 

The Educational Research Center for Child Development (ERCCD) will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Crestview 

  • Classes are canceled Tuesday through Friday at the Durell Peaden Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Center in Crestview. The campus is closed for operations Thursday and Friday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Orlando 

  • At the College of Law in Orlando, classes are canceled Wednesday through Friday. Operations are closed Wednesday through Friday.
  • The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Tampa/Orlando sites will be closed Tuesday through Friday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Brooksville 

  • The Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (BAERS) will close Tuesday through Friday.  

Jacksonville 

  • The Northeast Florida Pharmacy Practice Center will close at the end of business Tuesday and reopen on Monday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Davie 

  • The South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center in Davie will be closed Wednesday through Friday, reopening on Monday. All students on pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2022, 4:00 PM

FAMU Announces Closures Ahead of Hurricane Ian

Due to Hurricane Ian, Florida A&M University has canceled classes at the Tallahassee campus from Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Friday, Sept. 30. Campus operations will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday but closed on Thursday and Friday. The Quincy facility and the Viticulture Center will follow the Tallahassee campus schedule. 
 
Classes are also canceled Tuesday through Friday at the Durell Peaden Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Center in Crestview. The Crestview campus is closed for operations Thursday and Friday. 
 
At the College of Law in Orlando, classes are canceled Wednesday through Friday. Operations are closed Wednesday and Thursday and resume on Friday. 
 
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Central Florida Pharmacy Practice Tampa/Orlando sites will be closed Tuesday through Friday. All student pharmacy practice rotations are excused during the closure.

Brooksville Agricultural and Environmental Research Station (BAERS) will also close Tuesday through Friday.  
 
Plans for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Jacksonville campus are to be announced. The South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center in Davie will continue with normal operations.  
 
Due to inclement weather, Parent and Family Weekend has been rescheduled to November 4-6, 2022. All registered participants may contact the Office of Student Activities at 850.599.3400 or via email at esua@famu.edu   
  
The University urges students to shelter in place and avoid hazardous road conditions.  
Please monitor FAMU ALERT and FAMUINFO for further updates.