Post Hurricane Irma Update 9/14/2017 1100

September 14, 2017

Eckerd Community:

Crews have accomplished a lot in the days since the storm, however, we expect the work to continue throughout the semester. President Eastman, who has been in constant communication with his Emergency Management Team and the campus community, toured campus yesterday to survey the debris and damage and thank work crews for their continued efforts. See photos from the tour.

Faculty and staff who have returned to work today are asked to inspect their areas, take photos, and report any damages to safety@eckerd.edu. Please be careful as you move around as debris removal on walkways and roads is ongoing; avoid areas with caution tape or otherwise marked as hazards.

Mail Services re-opens today. Staff is expecting extreme volumes of mail and packages to be delivered during the rest of the week. Students, faculty and staff are asked not to contact Mail Services to verify if a package has been received. People with processed deliveries will receive an email confirming the package is ready for pickup. The service window hours will be extended to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday.

As students, faculty and staff continue to travel back to campus, they should check fl511.com for updates on road closures. Some rivers and tributaries in north Florida, including the Santa Fe River along I-75, are rising and threatening roadways.Please email travelplans@eckerd.edu if you are having trouble returning before classes resume on Monday.

Our phased re-opening continues as follows:

  • Friday, Sept. 15: Campus opens for students at noon. Residence halls open at noon.
  • Monday, Sept. 18: Residential and PEL classes will resume.