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UVI to Close at Noon on Sept. 23 in Advance of TS Karen

Track of Tropical Storm Karen

The University of the Virgin Islands will close at noon today as the Territory prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen, which is expected to impact the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday, Sept. 24.  All non-essential UVI employees are asked to prepare their respective work areas prior to leaving at noon today. UVI classes are cancelled at noon as well.  

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. advisory, Tropical Storm Karen is located at 14.2 north and 64.4 west with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Its present movement is at 8 miles per hour. There is a tropical storm warning in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The University community is asked to follow the emergency response plan and begin preparedness activities as necessary.  Information on steps to prepare for inclement weather can be found on UVI’s Emergency Preparedness webpage, which can be found on the bottom of the homepage or via this direct link: Emergency Preparedness. 

Students and Employees are encouraged to register for Bucs Alert through the MyCampus Portal at and sign up for VITMA Alerts through .

The UVI community is asked to monitor UVI communications. Status updates will be available on the homepage of the UVI website, and on social media: and

Contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057 or at if you have any questions.