Classes Canceled at Miami Dade College Due To Hurricane Matthew

On Thursday morning the College announced it will remain closed until Monday Oct. 10

As a precautionary measure, classes at all eight campuses of Miami Dade College have been canceled on Wednesday, Oct. 5 after 3 p.m. and all day on Thursday, Oct. 6, according to a press release sent by the College at 11 a.m.

A set of MDC alerts was sent on Thursday morning notifying that classes and activities are canceled for the remaining of the week. The College will stay closed on Friday, Oct. 7;  Saturday, Oct. 8; and Sunday, Oct. 9. Normal operations will resume on Monday Oct. 10.

As we continue to closely monitor Hurricane Matthew and its possible impact to our area, your safety and well-being are our top priority,” read an email sent on Wednesday afternoon to all students by Miami Dade College president Eduardo J. Padrón.

The forecast is that Matthew will approach Florida as a stronger Category 4 hurricane with 130-mph winds on Thursday after hitting the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm on Wednesday.

Classes at other South Florida educational institutions such as Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and Barry University have also been canceled due to the hurricane.

For updated information students can contact the MDC Hotline at (305) 237-7500. Employees can call (305) 237-7505 for scheduling issues.

Maria Vizcaino

Maria Elena Vizcaino, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at MDC-West. Vizcaino, who graduated from Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School in 2015, will serve as a briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2016 summer semester. She aspires to become an investigative print journalist.