All school districts in greater Jacksonville close for Hurricane Dorian

Many Florida universities, colleges, private schools also closed for Dorian

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As Hurricane Dorian aimed to travel up the Florida coast on Tuesday and Wednesday, all Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia school districts canceled classes.

on Tuesday, many on Wednesday and some through Thursday.

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Putnam and Union counties were closed at least on Tuesday.

Baker, Bradford and Union counties schools will also be closed Wednesday.

Duval, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties will remain closed Thursday, as well.

Alachua County said classes will resume Wednesday.

All campuses of The Bolles School will be closed through Thursday. All classes were canceled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville.

Trinity Christian Academy canceled all events and activities for Tuesday and Wednesday and closed its offices. The school announced it would reopen Thursday.

Providence School and Providence Preschool will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to Hurricane Dorian. 

St. Johns Country Day School announced it will resume all classes and activities on Friday.

All Jacksonville Country Day School operations, including Extended Care and Enrichment, will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Riverside Presbyterian Day School with be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. St. Mark's Episcopal Day School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

List of closures for private schools, preschools, businesses, etc.
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Southeast Georgia schools are also planning to feel the effects of Dorian this week. The Glynn County School System said all schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Camden County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Charlton County School System has canceled school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ware County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Brantley County schools will be closed through Thursday.

Florida's universities, colleges closes due to Dorian

Preparing for Hurricane Dorian, several Florida state universities and colleges will be closed in the coming days.

The University of North Florida canceled all classes, student activities and offices through Thursday. If you have yet to leave campus, the university strongly recommends you do so as soon as possible if you have a safe place to travel and stay. Those students who remain on campus will be required to move to the Osprey Fountains for safe shelter. Shuttle buses will now begin transporting students who remain on campus to the Osprey Fountains at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Please be aware that all other buildings on campus will remain on lockdown, as they are not designated as hurricane shelters. Housing and Residence Life will be sending specific instructions directly to all residential students throughout the day. Physical Facilities staff will be notified directly by supervisors regarding staffing needs for Thursday. Stay safe Ospreys and continue to monitor all alerts!

Flagler College remains closed and classes canceled until campus and government officials deem campus safe for students and employees to return. The impact of the storm on the campus and city is still unknown, so the college said Tuesday that it was currently unable to announce a reopening date. For a more detailed report, visit

Jacksonville University canceled classes through Thursday and the campus is closed. The University has stocked plenty of food, water and supplies to accommodate students staying on campus in the event of an extended power outage. 

The University of Florida in Gainesville is closing its campus and canceling classes Tuesday. Gainesville campus classes are canceled Wednesday, but the campus is open for all other functions. Classes resume Thursday.

Santa Fe College will be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Dorian. This includes all educational centers, online classes, the library and the SF Teaching Zoo. As the track and timing of the storm continue to change, college administrators are evaluating the impact on the college and community. 
Traditionally attended by upwards of 1,000 local juniors and seniors, College Night, hosted by Santa Fe College has been canceled. It had been scheduled for Tuesday evening.

Florida State College at Jacksonville will remain closed through Thursday and reopen Friday.

Edward Waters College remained closed through Wednesday. 

Because of Hurricane Dorian, Saint Leo University-Jacksonville has canceled classes through Thursday. The Jacksonville Education Center is closed and classes are canceled Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, Saint Leo's Mayport Education Center remains closed and classes are canceled. 

Keiser University's Jacksonville campus was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students, staff and faculty should visit or call 1-877-353-4737 for updates.

St. Johns River State College will be closed through Friday. This includes all campus locations (Orange Park, Palatka and St. Augustine). SJR State anticipates resuming classes on Monday. College officials will assess conditions on Saturday and confirm opening with an update at 2 p.m. Saturday. Information can be found on the College website at