Colleges Open Again in Wake of Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018

Dozens of colleges in Florida and Georgia closed or canceled classes last week to wait out Hurricane Michael, the category-four hurricane that made landfall in the Florida panhandle Oct. 10.

Florida State University will reopen its main campus in Tallahassee on Monday after closing for five days. The city of Tallahassee suffered widespread power outages that included many student and faculty homes, but city officials hoped to have 90 percent restored by Sunday. Florida State's Panama City campus sustained water and roof damage, as well as multiple broken windows, and will remain closed until further notice while repair crews work to clean up the campus.

Florida A&M University, also located in Tallahassee, will resume classes on Monday. Tallahassee Community College will reopen five of its campuses on Monday, although two -- Florida Public Safety Institute and Gadsden Center -- will remain closed until further notice.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a list Wednesday of more than 20 Georgia colleges that closed or canceled classes last week in preparation for the hurricane, including:

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Ogeechee Technical College
  • Savannah State University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Albany State University
  • Albany Technical College
  • Coastal Pines Technical College
  • Augusta Technical College
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Georgia College
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College
  • Saint Leo University
  • South Georgia State College
  • South Georgia Technical College
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • Southern Regional Technical College
  • Southeastern Technical College
  • Valdosta State University
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

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