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FGCU Pre-Hurricane Frances Update
9/2/2004

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University cancels classes and activities as of 12:30 p.m. today until further notice in anticipation of the landfall of Hurricane Frances. All FGCU nonessential personnel may leave the campus as of 3 p.m.

Other updates:

     All campus services end at 3 p.m. today

     Dining services are available through 2 p.m. today

     Employees who receive hard copy paychecks may obtain them immediately from the Cashier's Office and until 5 p.m. today

     Direct deposit employee paychecks will be available Friday, Sept. 3 via the employee's usual bank

     The student registration and fee payment deadline set for Friday, Sept. 3 remains in effect. Students may use either the night deposit located at the Cashier's window in McTarnaghan Hall or pay online with a credit card via the FGCU Gulfline access.

     Students living in campus housing will be evacuated to Alico Arena. FGCU Police Chief Robert Harris and Director of Housing Pam Schreiber will determine and announce the mandatory evacuation schedule.

     All employees and students are advised to remain informed of FGCU's status throughout the hurricane by tuning in to WGCU-FM 90.1 and WMKO-FM 91.7 on Marco Island. WGCU-TV cable channel 3 will also broadcast updates on the status of FGCU.


For more information, contact associate vice president for Community Relations Audrea Anderson at (239) 590-1083.

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