As UF President Kent Fuchs shared in an email to the UF community yesterday, Hurricane Dorian was among the strongest hurricanes in history to make landfall in the Atlantic and caused devastation in the Bahamas.
“We share our caring thoughts and support with our Bahamian students at UF and with everyone in our university community who has family, loved ones or friends in that island nation,” wrote Fuchs.
In the event that any faculty, staff or student experiences unexpected financial hardship due to Dorian, UF’s Aid-a-Gator program offers financial assistance to employees and students. Employees may also reach out to the Employee Assistance Program for support. Those interested in helping UF students and employees with unforeseen financial hardships may consider donating to the Aid-a-Gator program.
“I am very grateful to all UF employees statewide who have worked to keep our facilities and our students, faculty, staff and communities safe, including the UF Emergency Operations Team, UF Health and UF Health Jacksonville, WUFT meteorologists and students who provided storm forecasts, UF/IFAS extension staff, UFPD and UF Facilities Services,” wrote Fuchs. “I urge everyone who can do so to please help our neighbors in the Bahamas by contributing to the many agencies and groups mobilizing to provide relief.”
Guidance on time reporting for UF closure
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