Bethune-Cookman University has developed an emergency plan in the event of a tropical storm and/or hurricane to ensure the safety of its students, faculty and staff. The University's primary concern is the safety, health and well being of Bethune-Cookman’s University Family. All decisions reflect this ethic.
Evacuation outside the storm area is always recommended during a hurricane as the best possible way to ensure personal safety. When official notification is made of the cancellation of classes, all students are to seek safety through evacuation outside of the storm area. Conditions during a hurricane emergency are changeable and uncertain at best. However, those students who cannot evacuate on their own will be moved to the designated on-campus shelter. Once relocated to the on-campus shelter, students must abide by established rules to ensure decency and order for all concerned. Roads may become impassable due to flooding. Depending on storm damage, these conditions can last for several days or longer.