Weather Updates

Weather Update: Hurricane Idalia | Aug. 30, 2023

After reviewing weather data and impact reports from local authorities regarding the continuing regional impact of Hurricane Idalia, and after a Beacon College Critical Response Team assessment found the storm produced negligible impacts, the College is lifting the shelter-in-place order at 11 a.m. today.

Classes and the College’s normal operations remain suspended today.

However, these functions and activities will resume along this timeline:

11 a.m. — Transportation shuttle service resumes.

11:30 a.m. — The Student Center, 109 computer lab, Dining Commons, health center, and the Center for Student Success reopen. (There will be no meetings or open learning at the Center for Student Success).

Noon — Food service resumes at the Dining Commons.

1 p.m. — The Counseling and Wellness Center and the Fitness Center reopen.

Later this afternoon the counseling center will offer programming on storm-related anxiety, and student activities will offer student programming within the residences. Students will be contacted directly on opportunities by the student activities and housing staff.

For today, the library, writing center, and the Juan and Lisa Jones Center for Career Preparation will be closed.

Tomorrow, classes and the college’s normal operations will resume.

During instances of inclement weather, the College diligently plans for unfavorable conditions while maintaining an optimistic outlook. With a steadfast commitment to prioritizing the well-being of our students and colleagues, the College’s choice to rescind the shelter-in-place directive occurs after the dissipation of the threat. This paves the way for our students to safely resume their routines and regain a sense of normalcy, aligning with our foremost concerns.

We appreciate and value everyone’s understanding and support during the duration of Hurricane Idalia.

We encourage you to continue monitoring official Beacon College communication channels for any further updates, as needed.