The University of Florida will open an emergency shelter in the J. Wayne Reitz Union at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 7, for members of the UF community and their families.
The emergency shelter will remain open until the tropical force winds from Hurricane Matthew subside, likely on Saturday morning.
This will be located in the basement of the Reitz Union on Museum Drive. Enter the shelter from the Reitz Union’s ground-floor doors near the circle driveway or from the doors opening onto the North Lawn.
Entrance requires a valid Gator1 ID. Non-affiliated people must be accompanied by an individual with a valid Gator1 ID.
People who should consider going to this emergency shelter may live in manufactured housing and/or within flood-prone areas. Students who live in residence halls should remain in their halls.
Please be advised:
Â· Shelter-goers should park in the Reitz Union garage or the lot south of the Reitz Union.
Â· Please provide your own bedding (i.e. pillows, blankets, sheets, air mattresses etc.).
Â· If you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own food.
Â· Don’t forget your chargers for electronic devices.
Â· Please bring your own medicines and/or medical supplies.
Â· Each individual will be allocated 20 square feet of personal space.
Â· Basic food options will be provided.
A representative from the Counseling and Wellness Center and the Student Health Care Center will be available at the emergency shelter. UF Police Department will provide security.