Inclement weather


The purpose of this policy is to provide consistent and uniform guidelines for members of the university community to follow in the event of lightning or a hurricane.


Lightning horns

The campus lightning detection system senses lightning within 2.5-5 miles from Lynn’s campus. The system will alert the campus of lightning in the area by sounding one long horn blast. Once the horn sounds, all individuals on intramural and athletic fields must take shelter inside a building. The lightning horns are only a warning device; their activation does not cancel events or classes. Once lightning is clear from the local area, three short horn blasts will sound.


If there is a threat of severe or dangerous weather, including tropical storms or hurricanes, the University will inform employees and students about procedures to follow. Residential students will receive information from their resident assistants, and other available means.

If students wish to leave campus for the duration of the storm, they must complete a campus departure form, which will be available from the Office of Housing and Residence Life. University community members who live off campus will receive information through the University’s website, and email, phone or text, as necessary. Students needing additional assistance are to report to the Office of Housing and Residence Life.


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Not Applicable.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Campus Safety.

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018