Current University Advisories


For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1


Contact Us

Sharlene Sookhoo, Director

Melonie Carmichael, Coordinator

Michael Denier, Tech. Paraprofessional

Campus Operations 

Building (69) Boca Raton Campus

Phone: 561-297-4587

       or 561-297-2894

Fax: 561-297-2210



Public Safety

Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the Division of Administrative Affairs.


Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate Florida Atlantic University’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities to protect our students, faculty, staff, resources and infrastructure in order to maintain or restore University operations. This is achieved through building, sustaining and improving individual, unit and university readiness and resilience.



 FAU Hosted Storm Spotter Training - Oct. 17th, 2017

Free National Weather Service Storm Spotter Training Session

Come learn about all kinds of severe weather that affects Florida Atlantic University including hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and thunderstorms. At the end of the training, you will be officially certified as an FAU Weather Spotter. You will be able to submit reports that will be used to help alert others in your community to significant weather!

Who: Open to anyone with an interest in weather

When: October 17, 2017, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


• Boca Raton: Campus Operations Building #69- EOC Room #118
• Jupiter: AD (Administration) Building, Rm. 222
• Broward: Davie – LA (Liberal Arts) Building, Rm. 139
• HBOI: Link Engineering (LE) Building, Rm. 247

Bring your Lunch!

Seats are limited! Sign Up Today!

Sign up by contacting:

Melonie Carmichael

For more information on FAU’s StormReady program, click here.


Hurricane Season starts June 1st!


Now is the time to ensure you are prepared for a possible tropical weather event.

Receiving or Accessing Information:

The safety of students, faculty and staff is of top concern. Should a tropical storm or hurricane approach any FAU campus, the University will disseminate important information through a variety of communication platforms, including email, telephone calls, text messaging, social media , updates posted to FAU webpages, such as the University Advisory page

To make sure you receive the latest information in the event of any emergency via phone or text message, please take a few minutes to verify your emergency contact information is up to date by visiting Emergency Management's Alerts page under the “How Do I Sign Up?” section.

If a storm does threaten our area, the National Hurricane Center will issue advisories, including watches and warnings, to their website.

Planning and Preparedness:

Preparation is key to remaining safe if a hurricane or tropical storm affects our area. Have an emergency plan in place for yourself, your family, your pets and your home.

• Information on preparing for and responding to hurricanes, such as unit emergency planning, creating emergency kits, and FAU action guides on weather events, including hurricanes, is available on this website. Explore!

• Resident students on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses can access the University Housing Hurricane Guide.

• This is the time for all University units to review and update emergency plans. Both essential and non-essential personnel play key roles preparing for, responding to and recovering from hurricanes. Please discuss these roles and expectations with all those with emergency duties. View the essential personnel policy here

• The National Weather Service provides guidance on hurricane preparedness. Please visit their website for more information.




 Check out our new FAU Alert video!


Unit emergency plans due May 26th, 2017!


Shelter-in-Place Training for FAU Staff and Faculty.

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the FAU Police Department, will host training sessions to familiarize our faculty and staff members with how to respond to shelter-in-place emergency directives. Most of us understand evacuation (especially from participating in fire drills, etc.), but many are unfamiliar with what shelter-in-place means or how it differs depending on the emergency event or threat—such as hostile intruders, severe weather, or the release of chemical/biological/radiological agents. This session covers shelter-in-place protocols as well as key aspects of handling emergencies, such as managing emotions during an emergency, dealing with group dynamics during longer periods of sheltering-in-place, and understanding emergency alerting and notification.

March 2017:

March 6th: Broward campuses, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Contact Jane Morgan ( for details

March 17th: Jupiter campus,  9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Contact Teeranai "Nong" Ovathanasin ( for details

March 28th: HBOI campus, 10:30 a.m. - 11: 45 a.m. Contact Tina Angelo ( for details

April 2017:

April 25th: Boca Raton campus: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium. Please arrive approximately 30 mins prior to start to check in. 

May 2017:

May 1st: Boca Raton campus: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium. Please arrive approximately 30 mins prior to start to check in.

Contact for more information.

 Last Modified 10/9/17