Dear University of Miami Community,
We continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, following the advice of the National Hurricane Center, state and local government sources, and experts from our Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. With this information, the University leadership team believes that conditions will improve sufficiently for classes to resume safely on Wednesday, September 4. While a majority of our students remained in or near Miami-Dade County, we know that some who traveled out of the area may now find it difficult to return in time for classes on Wednesday.
Let me assure you that we are mindful of these logistical challenges and that the safety of our students remains our number one concern. Early yesterday Provost Jeffrey Duerk conveyed to our faculty
the need for accommodation, flexibility, and empathy in working on a case-by-case basis with those students who are unable to return on Wednesday.
Our teams have been hard at work preparing our campuses for the return of students, faculty, staff, and patients. This includes ensuring that all students can resume their classes without undue burden from the impact of Hurricane Dorian.
I want to thank everyone for their efforts in keeping the lines of communication open and urge you to continue following important updates in our Storm Alert advisories
and on our social media platforms.
We look forward to the safe return of all ’Canes and to the resumption of our important work.
We Are One U,