Important Notice to Parents Concerning Hurricane Ivan

September 11, 2004

Our first concern at Saint Leo University is always the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, in preparation for Hurricane Ivan, we ask that students prepare accordingly and decide whether they would like to stay on campus or travel to be with family or friends. If you would prefer to travel, you are encouraged to make arrangements and get to your destination, prior to projected landfall. It will not be necessary to notify your professors that you will not be in class. However, you will still be responsible for any class work/assignments should the University not cancel classes. For those students remaining on campus, we will do our best to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

Once we know more about Hurricane Ivan and its path, we will send a communication to all students remaining on campus, which will be confirmed by Student Affairs and your Residence Hall Assistants.

If you have any questions about whether classes have been cancelled, call 352-588-8200 where there will be a recorded message or the University website at The following television and radio stations will also be notified of any closings.

Please limit internet access to essential communication only, such as checking the status of our school closing or to correspond with family. During Hurricane Frances, the website was jammed and it caused an interruption in emergency communications. For example, downloading music takes considerable bandwidth. We would appreciate it if you would refrain from downloading music during this time.


  • WFLZ – 93.3 - Top 40
  • WLLD – 98.7 - Top 40
  • WMTX – 100.7 - Adult Contemporary
  • WQYK – 99.5 - Country
  • WYUU – 92.5 - Country
  • 970-AM – News Radio


  • NBC Affiliate WFLA-TV (Channel 8)
  • ABC Affiliate WFTS-TV (Channel 28)
  • CBS Affiliate WTSP-TV (Channel 10)
  • FOX Affiliate WTVT-TV (Channel 13)
  • Bay News 9 (Tampa’s 24-hour cable news network)
  • WB 38 News at Ten
  • WEDU – PBS