As news reports have affirmed, Hurricane Irma — a massive storm– is tracking towards the Sunshine State.
Given that, the College is hoping for the best, but planning for the worst. That involves our necessary preparations for a potentially damaging storm.
To that end:
- Classes will end at noon Thursday, Sept. 7 and not resume before September 13 (longer if damage and repair efforts warrant). The College’s website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) will provide updates on when classes will resume.
- Any student leaving campus today through next Tuesday must inform either their learning specialist (or if unavailable, a college administrator). Students who intend to ride out the storm on campus must also declare their intentions in the same manner.
- The Chopping Block will remain open for its normal hours — unless weather conditions warrant that students shelter in place.
- For residential students, and those with non-campus housing in the Leesburg area, the Student Center will serve as a residence shelter beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. Food will be provided for the Beacon community.
- Should conditions dictate as Irma approaches, College officials may require students leave their on-campus residences and shelter in the safety of the Student Center until conditions improve.
Rest assured, in the coming days, the College will continue monitoring Irma’s path and revising/updating plans to best safeguard our students and the Beacon community.