Storm Information: Hurricane Matthew – UF & SHCC CLOSURES

PLEASE NOTE: UF and the Student Health Care Center will be closed all day Friday, Oct. 7. The SHCC is open Sunday, Oct. 9, from 12-4pm, and opens at 8am on Monday, Oct. 10.


  • In addition to posting on the UF homepage, which should be the main resource for the latest information, the UF Emergency Management site and UF Alert, university officials will provide updates through the social media platforms of Twitter — @UF and @UFPublicSafety — and Facebook.
  • Frequently monitor local media (WRUF-TV [Cox Cable Channel 6], 89.1 FM, 103.7 FM and 850 AM) for storm updates and information from local officials.
  • Updated weather briefings are available from National Weather Service (NWS) – Jacksonville.
  • Information will be updated daily on UF’s Rumor Control Line: 1-866-UF-FACTS.
  • Please download the UF GATORSAFE safety mobile app for additional information (iOS App Store / Google Play).
  • Live local coverage from the UF Weather Center is available at Statewide information from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network is available on the mobile app Florida Storms (iOS App Store / Google Play).


  • Charge your cell phone and other devices before the storm starts in case you lose electricity.
  • Ensure storm supply kit is stocked – review the checklist from UF Emergency Management.
  • Fuel vehicle.
  • Inform family and friends of the plan, especially if sheltering in a different location than usual.
  • Move valuable items away from windows or off of the floor in case of wind/rain damage regardless of height of your building.
  • Remove or secure outside items such as potted plants, grills and lawn furniture.


  • Stay inside.
  • Do not travel towards the storm. Be aware that a broad area will be impacted by the storm so we suggest staying in Gainesville. Travel will be hazardous.
  • If winds become strong, stay away from doors and windows. Take refuge in an interior room, closet or hallway.
  • Never use candles during a storm. NOTE: They are a violation of the Conduct Code if lit in a campus building.
  • If you live on campus, your Housing and Residence Education staff is there to assist. Check with Hall staff if needed.
  • Understand that emergency services and scheduled bus routes might not be able to respond or operate during the storm. For RTS bus info, visit
  • As always, in an emergency, call 911.