Atlantic Tropical Cyclones & Disturbances
There are no tropical cyclones near the Virgin Islands at this time. 
Click to view forecasts and analysis from the National Hurricane Center. 

UVI to Close in Advance of Hurricane Maria

UVI Classes Cancelled at Noon; Employees to Secure Work Areas by 2 p.m.

 In preparation for Hurricane Maria, the University of the Virgin Islands will cancel all classes at noon on Monday, Sept. 18. The University will close today, until further notice. UVI employees are excused at 2 p.m., however, please stay until your work areas are secure.

Plastics and sand bags are available at Physical Plant. Only essential employees are required to stay on campus for the storm. Emergency response area coordinators/ representatives are asked to check in with security once their work areas are secure.

The UVI community is asked to be vigilant and monitor all forms of communication, especially radio.  

UVI uses several systems to keep members of the University community informed during emergency situations.

  • sign-up to receive text alertsTelephone Hotlines: 
    • St. Thomas: (340) 693-1016
    • St. Croix: (340) 692-4168

UVI Campus Security Telephone Numbers:

  • St. Croix: on campus call extension 4444    |    off campus call (340) 692-4155
  • St. Thomas: on campus call extension 1530    |    off campus call (340) 693-1530
  • Virgin Islands Emergency Services: 911

Hurricane Season Information

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1 and ends November 30. 

Students, faculty and staff should monitor radio broadcasts, UVI's emergency hotlines and social media for updates when emergency conditions threaten the campuses. See links to current weather information at right.

Popular Hurricane Season Links

National Hurricane Center

Weather Underground

Weather Channel

Intellicast - St. Croix

Intellicast - St. Thomas

UVI Hurricane Preparedness Manual
Detailed information on UVI emergency and hurricane preparedness plans.

VITEMA Updates
Hurricane season and other emergency updates are also available from the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency – VITEMA.