Emergency Campus Closure Standard Operating Procedure

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SOP #: 
OPR 903.010 PR
Executive Owner: 
Dean of Students
The scope of this SOP applies to all AdventHealth University (AHU) faculty, staff, adjuncts, and students.
The purpose of this SOP is to explain the protocol when campus is closed due to an emergency.

This SOP is designed to provide the process to follow when there is a campus closure due to an emergency. All decisions regarding emergency school closure will be made by AHU Administration or their designated authority.

Campus Closure - Orlando

In the event that the Orlando Campus is closed, all classes will be suspended including all education courses currently being taught to the Denver Campus. Both Denver and Orlando campus students will receive identical messages through the emergency notification system relative to the closing and re-opening of the University campuses.

Campus Closure - Denver

In the event the Denver Campus is closed, the Denver Chief Operating Officer will:

  • make the decision to close the campus
  • contact all Denver Students through the emergency notification system
  • notify the Senior VP of Operational Strategy & Learning
  • notify the Dean of Students

Any coursework missed by the student during the Denver closing will be made up, per the individual course syllabi.

Information on campus closures may be obtained from one or more of the following sources:

  • Campus mass notification system (Everbridge)
  • University websites: www.AHU.edumy.AHU.edu.
  • Local TV stations Florida: NBC-WESH (2), CBS-WKMG (6), ABC-WFTV (9), Central Florida News- CFN (13).
  • Local TV stations Colorado: Fox-KDVR (31), NBC-KUSA (9), CBS-KCNC (4), or ABC-KMGH (7). 
  • Facebook.com/AdventHealthU


CommitteeDate VotedMinutes Code
Strategic and Operational PlanningWednesday, January 18, 202323:04
Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Effective Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Review Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024