Dear Tiger Nation:

The National Weather Service’s forecast indicates that Jacksonville will experience severe weather,  to include high winds, heavy rains and potential for hail, localized flooding and isolated tornadoes.  In the interest of safety and precaution, the University will operate virtually tomorrow, January 9, 2024. We ask that employees monitor emails and voicemails during the remote work-day tomorrow while sheltering in place.The Faculty & Staff Institute and Hatcher Stewart Ribbon Cutting sill be rescheduled. Please see updated information below as a revised agenda is forthcoming:

Faculty & Staff Institute
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 9 a.m.

 Hatcher Stewart Ribbon Cutting
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 11:00 a.m.


 Faculty Breakout Sessions and General Updates
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

As previously mentioned, Storm Preparedness information for students and employees, instructions on downloading Tiger Alert, and additional resources are available at The Tiger Alert Emergency Notification Service is our primary communication source regarding updates and information. You can sign up or update your contact information for the Tiger Alerts by clicking on the following link: If you have any questions, please contact EWU Information Technology at [email protected].

The Emergency Preparedness Team will be closely monitoring the storm’s progress throughout tonight and tomorrow and will post updates as new information regarding the storm’s impact on us becomes available.

As we receive critical updates and information, notifications and alerts will be shared immediately via a combination of any of the following  communication channels:

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If you have any questions about Edward Waters University emergency preparedness, contact Dr. Jame’l R. Hodges, Vice President for Student Success & Engagement or call the Office of Campus Safety and Security at (904) 470-8888.