As soon as news broke that Broward and Palm Beach were under a hurricane warning, public schools in both counties canceled classes. This morning, local colleges followed suit: Nova Southeastern University and Broward College announced that administrative offices would close and all classes would be canceled starting at 5 p.m. today through Monday morning. Florida Atlantic University closed at 3 p.m. today but won't reopen until next Wednesday because of fall break.
Many students were frustrated that college administrators took their sweet time. It meant they had to decide whether to go to campus for their 9 a.m. classes this morning or head to Publix to stock up on
Solo cups and pizza rolls supplies.
Here's what they had to Tweet....
Lmk why I've heard from my eyebrow place about being closed for the hurricane before I've heard from @FloridaAtlantic— kendra lamar (@kendra_crowley) October 5, 2016
@BrowardCollege i got school tomorrow or what? I ain't trynna have to take my boat to school.— Naruto Uzumaki (@UzumakiDay) October 5, 2016
Many handled the situation in a time-tested way: by calling out administrators on social media.
HOW TF FAU gonna shutdown the campus for a damn UM game but they gotta think about it FOR A HURRICANE!!— ? Shänti ? (@ShantiDaGOAT) October 4, 2016
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They got their wish: All local colleges are now closed. Meanwhile, residence halls will remain open, so you can be sure that some epic hurricane parties are about to go down. (Or, as the teens say, IT'S GONNA BE LIT AF.)
hurricane Matthew cancelled school. 4 day weekend. pic.twitter.com/h9fgZB8Osq— mia diamondd. (@TheOriginalMiaD) October 5, 2016
Unless we all drown, that is.