Hurricane and Storm Updates

Updated: Wednesday, Novemeber 11, 2020

University officials are monitoring Hurricane Eta and expect to experience gusty wind and heavy rain in the Orlando area beginning this evening through tomorrow morning.

As a result, the status of the University activities on the Orlando campus for today, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, is as follows:

  • All courses normally held face-to-face will be moved to Zoom or other method as determined by the professor. 
  • The Orlando campus and PBA offices will close today, Wednesday, November 11, at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Faculty and students should plan to return to the campus tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, for their regularly scheduled classes.
  • Staff should plan to return to work tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, at 2 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

The next update will be issued tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, by noon.

Please stay informed as this storm progresses and the University issues additional updates via: 

  • the University website, www.pba.edu 
  • PBA e-mail 
  • University social media 
  • PBA Alert text messaging 
  • Palm PBA app 

Updated: Tuesday, Novemeber 10, 2020

Palm Beach Atlantic will resume business office hours and classes as usual beginning Tuesday, November 10, at 8 a.m. on the West Palm Beach campus.  All Faculty and Staff should report to the campus at your regularly scheduled time, and classes will resume as originally scheduled.

This is the last update on Tropical Storm Eta. 


Updated: Monday, November 9, 2020

Thank you for your patience as our Palm Beach Atlantic family experienced Tropical Storm Eta on the West Palm Beach campus.  The campus had debris from trees and landscaping on the grounds.  Unfortunately, the tree in our Q lot went down, however, surrounding vehicles did not experience damage.  We are thankful that overall, damage was minimal.

The current status of the University is as follows:

  • Housing:
    • Although some residence halls experienced power outages during the storm, all are open and power has been restored.
  • Dining:
    • Einstein Bros. Bagels opened at 11 a.m. (only accepting cash and PBA Card at this time)
    •  The Market opened at 11 a.m.  (only accepting cash and PBA Card at this time)
    • Fraser Dining Hall opened at 11 a.m.
    • Chick-fil-A opened at 11 a.m.  (only accepting cash and PBA Card at this time)
  • Classes:
    • All courses normally held face-to-face have been moved to Zoom or other method as determined by the professor for today only. 
  • Employees:
    •  Faculty in West Palm Beach should return to work according to their class schedule beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10.
    • Staff in West Palm Beach should return to work tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10.
  • Residential Students:
    • If you have an area of concern in your building that you would like to report, please submit a work order via the campus work order system. 

Our Orlando campus is up and running without interruption.

Thank you for your patience as we experienced this storm.


Sunday, November 8, 2020 

University officials continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Eta.  We are currently experiencing wind and rain and anticipate the most hazardous conditions late this evening into early tomorrow morning.  Please use caution if you must move about Palm Beach County during this time.  

As a result, the status of University activities on the West Palm Beach campus for today, Sunday, November 8, 2020, is as follows: 

  • All activities on the West Palm Beach campus are postponed.  
  • All activities for the Orlando and online campuses will proceed as normal, unless specifically notified. 
  • Fraser Dining Hall will close at 6 p.m. this evening and reopen tomorrow, Monday, November 9, at 11 a.m. for residential students unless otherwise notified.  Residential students will receive a separate communication regarding dining and curfew adjustment for this evening.   
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels will close at 6 p.m. this evening, and reopen tomorrow, Monday, November 9th at 11 a.m. unless otherwise notified.  

The status of University activities on the West Palm Beach campus for tomorrow, Monday, November 8, 2020, is as follows: 

  • All courses normally held face-to-face will be moved to Zoom or other method as determined by the professor.     
  • GSOP students will receive announcements from Dean Jackson for information regarding their classes. 
  • The West Palm Beach campus PBA offices are closed.  Faculty and Staff should plan to return to work on Tuesday, November 10, unless otherwise notified. 
  • The Campus Store and Mailroom will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday, November 10, unless otherwise notified. 
  • Chick-fil-A will open at 11 a.m. 
  • All activities on the West Palm Beach campus are postponed. 

 The next update will be issued late morning, tomorrow, Monday, November 9, 2020. 

Please stay informed as this storm progresses and the University issues additional updates via: 

  • the University website, www.pba.edu 
  • PBA e-mail 
  • University social media 
  • PBA Alert text messaging 
  • Palm PBA app 

  The safety of our campus community is the priority at PBA. 

This message has been distributed on behalf of the Department of Campus Safety and Security, and the Crisis Management Team