FGCU, Edison cancel classes due to Isaac

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Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, many local college students will have Monday off.

Classes at both Florida Gulf Coast University and Edison State College have been cancelled for Monday.

FGCU will be closed starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 26 through Monday, August 27.

All FGCU day and night classes and activities on the main campus and at off-campus locations are canceled. Student Housing and SoVi Dining will remain open, but Housing staff is encouraging residential students to go home for the weekend and Monday if possible.

FGCU will reopen for regular operations at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28 unless prevented by weather conditions. Should additional announcements be necessary, they will be provided via media advisories, emails, and announcements on the FGCU Web site.

For more information contact Susan Evans, Chief of Staff & University Spokesperson at (239) 590-1057 or sevans@fgcu.edu.

Edison State College officials have announced the college will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday for both employees and students.

Edison classes and activities scheduled for Monday are cancelled at campuses in Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda and the center in LaBelle. Classes will be held as scheduled today and Saturday.

There are no plans at this time to evacuate LightHouse Commons, the college’s first residence building.

The college plans to reopen on Tuesday, but it is advisable to visit www.edison.edu, the college’s Facebook page, or Twitter @EdisonState and the local media for any additional announcements. The college also has the latest in weather and storm safety information at http://www.edison.edu/publicsafety/.

Meanwhile, Hodges University's campuses and Ave Maria University will remain open as usual. Because Hodges is between terms any change of plans will not affect students.

The Emergency Management Committee at Hodges University met Friday morning and reviewed current tropical developments. The institution will adhere to current policy as set forth in the Hodges University Emergency Response Plan which states that the University, which includes both the Fort Myers and Naples campuses as well as the Immokalee Learning Site, will remain open through any alerts of a Hurricane Watch and will automatically close upon the issuance of a Hurricane Warning. Should Tropical Storm Isaac strengthen to that degree, President Terry McMahan and his staff will make the decision at that time.

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