• Michelle Marchante

FIU’s academic calendar changes following Irma

Updated: Aug 1, 2018


This article was published by FIU Student Media's PantherNOW. Image retrieved from Pexels.

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The University is expected to extend its fall semester because of Hurricane Irma by an additional week to make up for lost time, said the provost.


Unlike the other state universities, which resumed classes on Thursday, Sept. 14, FIU missed nine “instructional” days because of the threat Irma posed to South Florida, Provost Kenneth Furton said to Panther Magazine.


FIU, he said, was unable to open earlier because of Irma’s aftermath which included hazardous roads, lack of electricity and even damage to university facilities, such as Biscayne Bay’s Bayview apartments.


This makes FIU the most affected state university by Hurricane Irma after Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Furton said, which resumed classes two days after FIU on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and is expected to extend its classes by two additional weeks.


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