Beacon College

Hurricane Updates

September 4, 2019

HurricaneThe Beacon College campus weathered moderate winds and rain overnight without damage, leaks, or power outages.

As of Wednesday morning, Leesburg is undergoing the vestiges of Hurricane Dorian with occasional showers and temperate winds.

As a result, Dr. Kerry Greenstein, Dean of Student Affairs, issued an “all clear” as of 9 a.m. That means students now can move freely about campus.

In accordance with our plans, the Chopping Block will open for dinner today from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Beacon resumes its normal operating schedule tomorrow. Classes resume Thursday morning.

For students who experience weather-related delays in returning to campus, please stay in touch with your Learning Specialist.

This will be the last Hurricane Dorian update.

The College thanks the many employees who were engaged in planning for the safety and security of all on campus — especially of our students.

We are grateful as well for the patience, understanding, and goodwill of Beacon’s parents over the past five days as Hurricane Dorian slowly trudged forward towards Florida and the Critical Response Team worked through the details for all weather contingencies.

Thankfully, Central Florida was spared the worst of Hurricane Dorian. However, the storm provided a good dry run and demonstrated that the College is well prepared to safeguard our students and campus in the case of future weather-related events.

We greatly appreciate your attention and responsiveness over the past week.


Beacon College will communicate updated crisis information via email, the Beacon College website, the Beacon Facebook page, and, as needed, the news media. Look for any statements outlining the college’s response — including schedule changes or cancellations — to be shared through those official Beacon channels as well as the school’s emergency notification text alert system.

Additionally, the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network provides the free Florida Storms app. This mobile weather app keeps users abreast of potential of severe weather and hazards. Get the app at https://floridastorms.org/app/.