Weather Alert: Ruskin Campus to close at 3 p.m. TODAY

Posted: September 25, 2022

Tropical Storm Ian has been upgraded to hurricane status and continues to build strength. We’ve continued to track the storm and the updates issued by the National Weather Service, as well as state and local government agencies. With this, we’ve adjusted our plans.

Campus will be closed after 3 p.m. today through Friday, Sept. 30. Classes will be held as normal until 3 p.m dismissal for all classes to allow faculty and students to be organized for the remainder of the week. There will be no classes tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 27) to allow you to prepare for the storm. Classes will be remote Wednesday through Friday as much as possible for those with access to power and internet as to not impact students’ academic schedules as best we can. Use your discretion based upon your personal location and situation

We plan to re-open campus on Monday, Oct. 3. We will send additional messages through the week and into next weekend as needed.

For now, here is the updated plan:

Monday: Campus open until 3 p.m. Classes held as normal with dismissal of all classes at that time.
Tuesday: Campus is closed and classes are canceled.
Wednesday-Friday: Campus is closed and classes are remote.

Your safety is the highest priority to us. Please follow the guidance issued by your local officials and make the decisions that best accommodate your personal safety. We will be as accommodating as possible to assist you.

According to the National Hurricane Center, storm surge, hurricane force winds and tropical storm conditions -- including heavy rainfall and flooding -- are to be expected beginning late Tuesday through Wednesday and into Thursday.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has declared a State of Local Emergency (EO #2022-11) This and other updates from the Governor’s office can be found here:

Hillsborough County has issued a mandatory evacuation of Zone A and a voluntary evacuation of Zone B starting at 2 p.m. today. Find your Evacuation Zone.


We highly encourage you use a weather app on your phone for emergency notifications. Please use the resources below to remain safe throughout the storm and continue to read all Gannon University communications.

  1. Visit for more about Gannon’s Emergency Alerts. To customize your preferences, visit Gannon’s Everbridge Portal or download the Everbridge mobile app.
  2. Hillsborough County Emergency Alerts -
  3. NOAA -
  4. Florida 511 - Traffic Alerts -