Weather Update: Classes to be remote Thursday, but campus will remain open

Posted: November 9, 2022

Classes at our Ruskin Campus will be remote Thursday as the worst of Tropical Storm Nicole passes through the region. Nicole is expected to make landfall on the east coast of Florida as a hurricane early Thursday.

The campus will remain open, and employees are expected to report to work unless otherwise notified by their supervisor.

Heavy rain and tropical storm force winds are expected in the Ruskin area, according to the National Weather Service. This is expected to create power outages across the region because repairs have not yet been completed from the previous hurricane.

The unreliability of power to campus is why we have updated our guidance for classes on Thursday.

Right now, we plan to resume in-person instruction on Friday.

For students, if you have questions about your classes Thursday, please reach out to your instructors.

For employees, please discuss options with your supervisor today.

As always, you should decide what is best for your personal safety. We will accommodate you as much as possible.

A State of Emergency was declared Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis for 34 counties, including Hillsborough.

We will continue to watch the development of the storm and its trajectory. We will provide updates as necessary.


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.

All Gannon students and employees automatically receive Emergency Alerts via email and can personalize how they receive these alerts, including opting in to text and push notifications delivered right to your phone. This service is provided by the university free-of-charge, and it is also available for nearby neighbors and community organizations. To customize your preferences, visit Gannon’s Everbridge Portal or download the Everbridge mobile app.

  1. Visit for more about Gannon’s Emergency Alerts.
  2. Hillsborough County Emergency Alerts -
  3. Monitor emergency alerts for your county through the National Weather Service:  
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  5. Florida 511 - Traffic Alerts -