Hurricane Help

Hurricane Nicole

Valencia College will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 10.

Our enrollment services team is available to answer enrollment questions from 8:00 a.m. to midnight at 407-582-1507, seven days a week.

Valencia College will remain closed through Monday, October 3rd. The college plans to reopen on Tuesday, October 4th. Check your email and social media for updates. During the closure, our enrollment services team is available to answer enrollment questions from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, at 407-582-1507.

To stay informed on the latest updates, please follow us @valenciacollege on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, most classes will not meet.

For more information visit: Student Support Services

Community Support

Community Help

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Apply for assistance:
Phone: 1-800-621-3362

Florida Disaster assistance

Emergency food pantry locations
Phone: 407-295-1066

Updated Road and Bridge Closures
Current major road and bridge closures. Up-to-date closures listed on 

Home Cleanup Hotline
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has set up a Home Cleanup Hotline to support survivors of Hurricane Ian. The call center will open through Oct. 28, 2022. Anyone needing assistance with storm cleanup at their residence can call 800-451-1954 or visit: 

Price Gouging Hotline
Report instances of price gouging on hurricane supplies
Phone: 1-866-966-7226

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call United Way Hotline by dialing 211.
Provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Note: United Way is also available to support you in Spanish. The 211 Information and Referral hotline, which is available by calling 211, texting your zip code to 898211, or chatting online, is available 24/7/365 and our 211 operators are multilingual and can assist you in Spanish.

Spanish Translation:
También podemos proveer ayuda en español. Nuestra línea de ayuda y informacion 211, puede ser utilizada llamando al 211, por mensaje de texto a 898211, o por chat en línea. 211 esta disponible las 24 horas, 7 días, todo el año, nuestros operadores son bilingües y te pueden ayudar en español.

Hurricane-related Stress Relieving Tips from American Psychological Association

Valencia College Safety App

Valencia College Safety App


The Valencia College Safety app allows students and staff to simultaneously call and send their location to security in case of an emergency on campus. It also offers other safety features, such as an emergency contacts list, a place to report tips, campus maps and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will Valencia College be closed?
Valencia College will open on Tuesday, October 4. Offices will be open and classes will resume as scheduled.

How long will Valencia College be closed?
Valencia College will close on Wednesday, September 28 through Monday, October 3. All classes and events are canceled, and all non-essential employees should stay home. Please do not return to work unless you are authorized. Only designated employees are permitted on campus.

What should I do about assignments that are due while the college is closed?
Students will not be expected to submit academic assignments during the official college closure. Students who have the time and ability to complete their coursework are encouraged to do so. Upon returning to class, students are advised to check with their professors for guidance on deadline extensions.

Where am I supposed to get an update on my class or course?
The college has asked professors to post an update in their Canvas courses which includes the closure dates and that class assignments will be due after the college reopens.

What about online classes?
When the college cancels classes, online classes are canceled too. Students who want to work on assignments during the closure may still do so; Canvas will remain active for their use.

How should I contact my professor?
Please contact your professor through Canvas.

Can I still place an order online for my books?
Yes, campus store employees are working Tuesday to accept and fill online orders. However, the campus stores will be closed Wed., Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 2.  When the college re-opens, the campus store team will begin processing orders again.

What if I’m enrolled in a Language or Accelerated Skills Training course through Continuing Education?
Please plan on returning to class at your normal schedule when the college reopens. You can connect with your instructor for any changes to the schedule.

I live in UnionWest and am trying to figure out if I should stay here during the hurricane.

Students who live on campus are encouraged to stay at safe off-campus locations, if possible. Students who choose to stay will be able to remain in their rooms.

I’m a UnionWest resident and am staying here during the hurricane. How can I get food?
We advise you to stock up on food for the closure. You can take a free LYNX Lymmo bus to the Publix by Lake Eola (at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Lake Avenue).

Can I shelter at the campus?
The college does not serve as a shelter during hurricanes. If you need to find a shelter, please visit these websites for a list of shelters:

Can I park my car in the parking garage on East Campus?
Sorry, you cannot. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office uses the Valencia College East Campus parking garage to stage vehicles and officers during a storm so they can respond quickly to emergencies in the surrounding area.

Will LYNX buses be operating?
Check the LYNX website for their operating schedule.