Update Thursday, November 10 4 pm
Tropical Storm Nicole has moved out of our area. While you should still use caution as you move around campus today, the high winds and rain are no longer a threat.
- Classes will resume on campus, Monday morning, November 14.
- Residence Halls and Dining Services remain open.
- If you encounter any storm damage issues in your Residence Hall, please first contact the RA on duty. If this is an emergency, call Campus Police: 941 487 4210.
- Weekend campus activities will be determined by the organizers.
- Weekend work shifts should resume on Saturday, November 12 and weekday employees should resume their normal schedules on Monday, November 14.
Thank you for your commitment to a safe campus community during this storm. We realize the disruptions the needed changes have caused. We are grateful we can work together, not only during Nicole, but always!
We will share additional updates if they are needed throughout the weekend. Please check NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for this information and reach out if you have any questions!
Tropical Storm Update Thursday, Nov 10, 10 am
The outer bands of Tropical Storm Nicole are moving across our area, with tropical storm-force winds forecast to diminish by this afternoon. Please monitor the weather conditions for your personal safety on our campus and throughout the area.
Residence halls and dining services remain open to serve our students. Other campus offices are closed today. While there are no restrictions at this time for travel on and off campus, current conditions include high winds and at times strong bands of rain. Please use caution if driving, biking, walking, etc. Essential employees are working throughout the storm to ensure continued campus operations.
Also be aware that there may be power outages or internet issues because of the storm. If any campus area loses power or internet, our Facilities and IT teams are on standby to resolve those possible concerns once it’s safe to do so.
Please check NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for additional updates and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!
Important Update for Campus and Staff for tomorrow, 11/10/2022
Tropical Storm Nicole is predicted to become a hurricane tonight and make landfall on Florida’s East Coast. Nicole is a large storm, and our area remains under a tropical storm warning. We should prepare for possible severe weather conditions starting late this evening, including tropical storm force winds.
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, the campus will be closed except for the following essential employees:
- Student Affairs
- Dining Services
- Housing and Residence Life
- Information Technology (IT)
- Campus Police
Supervisors, please reach out to any employees not noted above who may have projects that need to continue tomorrow. It’s a good time, too, for a “storm check” – to make sure everyone is ready for any severe weather ahead. And employees, if you have additional questions, please contact your supervisor.
Students: the Residence Halls and Dining Services remain open.
We continue to prepare the campus to help make sure it’s safe for our community. Please plan carefully throughout this storm, whether on campus, at your home, or for any anticipated travel. Follow local weather reports and be aware of the conditions. Also continue to monitor NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for additional updates and reach out if you have any questions!
Cancelations in advance of Tropical Storm Nicole – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Tropical Storm Nicole continues on track to make landfall on Florida’s east coast as a hurricane. Currently, Sarasota and Manatee counties are under a tropical storm watch, with 40-70 mph winds possible as early as Wednesday afternoon.
- Because of the threat of severe weather in our area, all New College of Florida classes are canceled on Wednesday and Thursday, November 9 and 10.
- Faculty will extend any academic deadlines that are scheduled for the remainder of this week, including any assignments, to next week.
Faculty should inform their students about rescheduled deadlines.
- The library will remain open until 3:30pm on Wednesday.
- Housing, dining and Campus Police will remain open through this week and the weekend. We will share further updates if dining hours change.
- Any meetings or campus events are canceled beginning Wednesday at 3:30 through Thursday evening.
- Staff should report to campus on Wednesday morning, November 9. Offices will close at 3:30pm.
- On Thursday, employees (faculty and staff) should work remotely, if possible. Employees in Housing, Dining, Campus Police, and some units in Facilities will need to work on campus. If you have questions, please consult with your supervisor.
New College is already scheduled to be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day.
For those students who now feel they’d like to travel away from campus, given class cancelations, please track your travel time and route carefully before you leave, as the storm remains unpredictable.
We realize these cancelations due to the storm are disruptive to our community. But we’ve been continually monitoring the most recent weather updates in order to make the best decisions to help keep you safe.
Please continue to monitor NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for any additional updates and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!
SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE #1, 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Subtropical Storm Nicole is expected to strengthen to a Tropical Storm later today and impact Florida’s east coast as a Category 1 hurricane by Wednesday night.
Forecasts for our area include heavy rains and possible tropical storm force winds starting late Wednesday. We have begun our normal preparations for severe storms: The College’s Emergency Management Team is meeting at least twice a day, and Facilities, Campus Police, Housing and Dining are actively preparing for the storm.
Although it is too early to make final decisions about campus activities on Wednesday evening and Thursday, there is a possibility of moving to remote work and remote classes on Thursday. At this time, we expect dining and residence halls to remain open.
We will share another campus update this evening (Tuesday). A final decision about remote classes and remote work will be made tomorrow (Wednesday).
Continue to monitor NCF email, texts, social media, and our website for any additional updates. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions!
WEATHER INFORMATION: Subtropical Storm Nicole
Subtropical Storm Nicole has developed in the Atlantic, with a projected path along Florida’s east coast. The National Hurricane Center indicates the storm will make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane late Wednesday, November 9, into Thursday morning along the east coast.
Forecasts place most of Florida’s west coast in the five (5) day cone of severe weather.
The Sarasota area could experience winds from 39-57 mph starting Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.
We will continue tracking the storm, so please check your NCF email, the NCF website and our social media accounts for updates. Also, please remember to sign up for our emergency alerts. Your family and loved ones can sign up as well.