September 4, 2019

Edward Waters College has canceled classes through Thursday, September 5th, including campus events. However, the College will resume normal business operations, including the return of faculty and staff on Thursday, the 5th. Classes will resume on Friday, September 6th.

Given the current conditions and projected weather outlook, students will not be relocated and will remain in their designated residence halls.

The Emergency Management Team has been hard at work preparing campus for the return of students, faculty, and staff. This includes ensuring all students can resume their classes without undue burden from the impact of Hurricane Dorian.

We look forward to the safe return of all tigers and to the resumption of our salient responsibilities.


September 2, 2019

To All EWC Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Based on the latest forecast models of Hurricane Dorian from the National Weather Service, Edward Waters College (EWC) will remain closed through Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Campus dining hall hours for Tuesday, September 3rd will be from 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. and dinner will remain from 5:00p.m.-6:00p.m.
It has been determined that movement of the remaining on-campus students from their residence halls to the James Weldon Johnson (JWJ) facility will occur beginning at 1:30p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, September 3rd.
During the storm, water, box lunches, dinners, and snacks will be provided to students for the duration of their stay. We will continue to monitor the storm and keep you updated as the storm progresses. 

Please check back periodically for updates and information via the College website at www.ewc.edu, campus email, and the College’s social media outlets, as these are the primary means of communication. Further, you may also follow updates from the local news affiliates and The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness at www.coj.net.

 

Stay safe, Tigers!

September 1, 2019

Based on the latest forecast models of Hurricane Dorian from the National Weather Service, Edward Waters College (EWC) will remain closed through Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Campus dining hall hours will operate according to regular weekend hours on Monday, September 2nd and Tuesday, September 3rd. (Brunch will be from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. and dinner will be from 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.).

By the end of the day Monday, we hope to make decisions regarding campus operations on Thursday and specific directions regarding the mandatory temporary relocation of students who remain on campus to the James Weldon Johnson (JWJ) building to ensure safety and minimize foot traffic across campus during the storm. As a reminder, transportation will be available to the JWJ facility and box lunches and dinners will be provided to students for the duration of their stay.

Please check back periodically for updates and information via the College website at www.ewc.edu, campus email, and the College’s social media outlets, as these are the primary means of communication.  Additionally, you may also follow updates from the local news affiliates and The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness at www.coj.net.


August 31, 2019

The Edward Waters College Emergency Management Team continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane upon landfall in Florida.

Due to the easterly trajectory of the storm and its current speed, it has been determined that movement of the remaining on-campus students from their residence halls to the JWJ facility will not occur until further notice. Cafeteria hours will operate regular weekend hours on Sunday, September 1st and adjusted hours for Monday, September 2nd. Brunch will be from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. and dinner will be from 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Be advised, you will receive official communication from the College via email, social media, the EWC Website, and Tiger Alert throughout the duration of the storm. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and update you accordingly.


August 30, 2019

To All EWC Students, Faculty, and Staff:

The Edward Waters College Emergency Management Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane upon landfall in Florida. Keeping the College’s community safe and informed are top priorities as we continue to track the progress of this storm.

Therefore, due to inclement weather as a result of Hurricane Dorian, Edward Waters College has cancelled classes beginning 12 noon, Friday, August 30, 2019 through at least Tuesday, September 3, 2019. All faculty and administrative offices will also be closed. The college will resume normal operating hours as its Emergency Management Team monitors the storm and post-storm impact.

Students living on campus are strongly encouraged to relocate to a safe off-campus location beginning today, August 30th. As of Sunday, Sept. 1st, any students that remain on campus will be mandated to relocate to the James Weldon Johnson (JWJ) facility for shelter. Transportation to the JWJ facility and box lunches and dinners will be provided to students for the duration of the stay.

During any emergency, you will receive official communication from the College through emails and text messages. Therefore, it is imperative that each student and faculty member verify that their personal and emergency contact information is up to date on the Tiger Alert notification system. Instructions regarding registration for the Tiger Alert system were distributed via EWC email to all students, faculty, and staff on yesterday, August 29, 2019.
Please check back periodically for updates and information via the College website, campus email, and the College’s social media outlets, as these are the primary means of communication. Additionally, you may also follow updates from the local news affiliates and The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness website.

Stay safe, Tigers!