Bethune-Cookman Orders Mandatory Evacuation for Hurricane Matthew

B-CU faculty and staff members address students at the designated shelter while waiting for Hurricane Matthew to pass through.
B-CU faculty and staff members address students at the designated shelter on campus.
In the anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Bethune-Cookman University has evacuated all on-campus residence halls. We are currently providing shelter to nearly 100 students who elected to remain on-campus. The designated shelter is operating with more than 35 faculty/staff members. The university is providing students with food, water, and other necessities.

Campus Safety has set up a complete command center equipped with staff from various departments in an effort to remain informed and connected. The command center will continue to work closely with the National Weather Service and is constantly updating appropriate parties.

This is a very serious situation and we must do all that we can to protect our students. I am pleased with the efforts of our university leadership. We will get through this as a university family," says President Jackson.

While this is an adjustment to students' normal living arrangements, the university is working to keep them optimistic with activities including games and movies over the next few days. The university anticipates that students will return to their residence halls on Sunday, October 9th.

Classes will resume on Monday, October 10th. Updates are available at

For further information or questions/concerns, please contact Campus Safety – (866) 274-0733.

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