Hurricane plan


Florida’s hurricane season is from June 1 until Nov. 30. Lynn has a comprehensive hurricane preparedness plan which is continually updated and is put into action by a team of university leaders representing every facet of the campus.

Leading up to, during and after a storm, we keep our students, families, staff and faculty well-informed of the condition of campus, if and when classes will be cancelled and when we are scheduled to return to regular operation.

Parents, students and employees who want updated information on our preparations before a storm and campus conditions during and after a storm should utilize the resources listed below.


Lynn University has been awarded distinction as a StormReady university by the National Weather Service. Being StormReady certified involves meeting various requirements in campus safety and security. We are now recognized as a community that is "better prepared to save lives...through advanced planning, education and awareness." Learn more about StormReady and the National Weather Service.  

Web site

The Lynn Hurricane Response Team actively tracks all storms that may pose a threat to our region. Parents, students and employees can find the most up-to-date information on those storms – and the university’s preparations – on a dedicated Lynn alerts page. This page will be available via a link at the Lynn home page. This page will provide detailed information on our preparations, current conditions, school closing and re-opening information, provide links to area news media sites and include other helpful information. The Hurricane Page is updated regularly – even hourly – as announcements are made and conditions warrant.

Campus alert system

In the event of a hurricane or an emergency, Lynn uses an automated alert system to send a detailed voice, e-mail and text messages to students, faculty and staff and their emergency contacts. Therefore, it’s important for students and employees to keep their contact information updated at all times. Students and employees should update their information on myLynn (Lynn's intranet portal) using the “Emergency Contact Information” form.

Hurricane hotline

In addition to the campus alert system, live and recorded information is available 24-hours a day by calling the main Lynn University main telephone number, 561-237-7000. During normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) parents can call this number and ask for Residence Life to get updated information. After normal business hours, 561-237-7000 will have a pre-recorded message. If the university loses local phone service due to a major storm, an emergency backup system allows the 561-237-7000 phone number to be answered out of state and continue to have updated pre-recorded messages.

Local TV and radio

Students should keep their radios and televisions tuned to local stations for storm advisories and general information. Most South Florida radio stations simulcast local TV coverage during a storm threat or hurricane.