Hurricane Ian Response Information

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Central Pasco, Tampa/Brandon and Ocala campus updates

Information on the full extent of Hurricane Ian’s damage in our Florida communities continues to evolve. Our utmost concern is for your safety and wellbeing, and how we can support you both personally and academically. Over the next week, we will be conducting welfare checks for all our Florida students in the path of Hurricane Ian.

As of today, Tuesday, October 4, Rasmussen’s current plan of action for our Central Pasco, Tampa/Brandon and Ocala campuses includes the following:

  • Campuses re-opened on Monday, October 3, to welcome students to the new quarter. Deadline extensions for week one discussion assignments are available for students enrolled at this campus who live in communities impacted by the hurricane. Students should contact their faculty to request an additional extension for written assignments, if needed.
  • We are shifting week one discussion forum deadlines (for both term one and eleven-week courses) in the fall quarter. Both the initial and reply posts in discussion forums will now be due on Saturday, October 8.
  • Rasmussen has partnered with Togetherall, an online community that offers peer-to-peer mental health support in an anonymous space at no cost. Students can access the Togetherall community here.

Please continue to check this page periodically for updates on your campuses.


Thursday, September 29, 2022

All Rasmussen University Florida Campuses will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 2

Out of an abundance of caution, Rasmussen University announced Thursday that all of its Florida campuses will remain closed through at least Sunday, Oct. 2, which include Central Pasco, Fort Myers, North Orlando, Ocala and Tampa/Brandon.

Rasmussen Central Pasco, Tampa/Brandon and Ocala campuses are prepared to reopen on Monday, Oct. 3 for the start of the fall quarter. Campus leaders will provide an update on the Fort Myers and North Orlando campus once they are able to assess damage and safe access to the area.

If you have concerns about being able to participate in classes next week, including online classes due to power or technology issues, reach out to your Student Advisor and instructors to let them know your specific situation.

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