WU Family and Friends:
Hurricane Matthew continues on its path north along the east coast of Florida, and Warner University is monitoring its movement and impact. Communication continues to flow between Polk County Emergency Services and the institution. As of 8:00 a.m. today, Polk County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning for Thursday and into Friday.
As has been communicated in previous updates, traditional, on-campus classes will not meet on Friday, October 7, 2016. Online classes will continue as normal, according to their established course schedules.
Warner University campus offices will dismiss today (Thursday) at 3:00 p.m. and will remain closed on Friday. Essential campus student services and operations will continue to function, including Dining Services, Security, Facilities Management and Student Life.
It is anticipated that strong winds will begin to impact the campus as early as 8:00 p.m. tonight and will persist until mid-morning tomorrow. To avoid effects from the storm, students who remain on campus are asked to remain in their residence hall from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. Friday. We encourage residential students not to leave campus to explore the surrounding area during the Tropical Storm. Also, please do not approach debris or downed power lines, and do not try to drive through flooded areas.
Adjustments have been made to the following services for Friday, October 7:
Alumni Dining Hall: Brunch served 11- 2, Dinner 4:30 – 7
The Union: Noon – 10 p.m.
Darby Offices: Closed
Athletic Practices: Resume at Noon / Contact Coaches for more info
Regular campus functioning is scheduled to resume on Saturday, following normal hours, including: Library, Dining Hall, and Athletics.
Due to the potential for power outage, online professors/instructors will provide “grace” for assignment due dates to include, but not limited to: discussion forums, tests, and papers. If you lose power, please communicate this situation with your specific online professor/instructor, once your power is resumed.