Dear Beacon Community and Families: This morning, the College focused on assessing damage and preparing our buildings and campus to resume scheduled Wednesday, September 13, classes. With power now restored to all major buildings and residences, we feel confident that we can resume our daily routines. Intermittent interruptions with the internet and Wi-Fi may persist; […]
With the worst of Hurricane Irma behind us, the College has shifted focus to restoring normal operations. As mentioned in an earlier update, electricity remains out in the Woodward Apartments. Repairs are being arranged and contingency plans are in place to support affected students. Off-campus students who left town during Irma and return to power […]
Irma barged into Leesburg last night, an unwelcome guest, but the students and staffers who weathered the storm in the Student Center Sunday night emerged unscathed this morning. Team Beacon arose early Monday morning to check on students and to survey the aftermath. Power remained on through the night. Two of the three residence halls […]
Karaoke, board games, and quiet spaces are defining the Irma experience at Beacon College.
Dear members of the Beacon community and families: My previous messages this week have explained the preparations underway for Hurricane Irma’s Central Florida impact. As of this Saturday morning, all measures are now in place to protect our students and the campus in the expectation of the most severe weather projected (i.e., Category 3 winds, […]
President George Hagerty later this afternoon will issue his latest update on Beacon College preparations for Hurricane Irma and the plans for getting back up to speed after the storm. Similarly, nearly a year ago, Beacon College weathered the first hurricane in nearly a decade to threaten Central Florida, Hurricane Matthew.
Dear Beacon Community and Families: Weather reports now confirm that the City of Leesburg and Lake County, the home to Beacon College, will need to brace for a Category 2/3 hurricane. As you know, we have been making preparations for a range of options and, based on the likelihood of severe weather, the College is […]
Dear Beacon Community and Families: Along with each of you, the College has been tracking the course of Hurricane Irma in expectation of it making landfall in Florida. Our planning has been guided by the regular updates of the National Weather Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the various responsible agencies of […]
To the Beacon community: Members of the Beacon Crisis Response Team met this afternoon to continue coordinating the College’s Hurricane Irma response announced earlier this afternoon. President Hagerty conducted a community meeting at 2 p.m. today. He apprised students, faculty, and staff of the College’s dates of closure and walked them through protocols for sheltering […]