August 29, 2023

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU Announces Hurricane Idalia Closure


Update on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

8 p.m.

Valdosta State University will reopen for business on Wednesday, September 6., but classes will not resume until Thursday, Sept. 7. All staff are required to report to work on Wednesday. 

Update on Friday, September 1, 2023

8 p.m.
Valdosta State University will remain closed Tuesday, September 5, and will reopen for classes and business at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6.

This will allow additional time to restore power, assess campus buildings and technical services, and provide extra time for employees and students to safely return to campus.
The VSU football game on Saturday has been moved to 3 p.m. due to the possibility of there being no electricity at the stadium. All pre-game activities, including the tailgate festivities and the Blazer Walk, are cancelled. Season ticketholders are still invited to attend the game. No individual tickets will be sold.  

Update on Thursday, August 31, 2023

10 a.m.

Due to the extensive damage from Hurricane Idalia, VSU will remain closed for cleanup until Tuesday, September 5. Students and employees can see their email addresses for more information on dining, classes, etc. 

Original post on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

We have continued to closely track the path of Hurricane Idalia and the damage in its aftermath.

VSU will be closed starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and will remain closed until midnight. During the closure, only essential personnel and residents of campus housing are allowed on campus.

We will continue to monitor the impact of Idalia, but as of right now, we anticipate VSU reopening at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31.

Classes:  For faculty and students, face to face classes are canceled for the entire day Wednesday. 

Campus Activities: All campus activities and facility reservations are canceled for the entire day Wednesday.