Hurricane Relief Effort - The University of Texas at San Antonio

UTSA responds to Hurricane Ike

Closures and Cancelations: Updated, 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12
UTSA community members:
Hurricane Ike is expected to make landfall along the Texas coast early Saturday morning.

  • With the exceptions listed below, UTSA administrators determined as of 11:45 a.m., Sept. 12 that offices, classes and programs at the three UTSA campuses will operate as scheduled Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. Because the safety of the UTSA community is of top concern, UTSA officials will continue to monitor the status of Hurricane Ike. In the greater San Antonio area, 20 mph winds and rain showers are likely Saturday. Those traveling should use their own best judgment.
  • In the event of extreme, hazardous weather conditions that could endanger the UTSA community, messages will be sent via the Reverse 911 system (text, phone and e-mail) to those individuals affected; registration is required to receive messages. At the 1604 Campus, the Giant Voice outdoor mass notification system will be utilized.
  • The UTSA Office of Housing and Residential Life distributed a flier to all students in on-campus housing that provides guidelines for severe weather safety. Download the weather safety flier.
  • UPDATE, 2 p.m., Sept. 12: As regularly scheduled, the Shopping Shuttle will operate Saturday, Sept. 13. The shuttle goes from the UTSA 1604 Campus to nearby shopping areas.
  • The UTSA Visitor Center has canceled Saturday, Sept. 13 tours. For more information, call (210) 458-5145 (1604 Campus) or (210) 458-2000 (Downtown Campus).
  • UTSA Testing Services at the 1604 and Downtown campuses has canceled testing events on Saturday, Sept. 13. Read more on the UTSA Testing Services Web site. The canceled tests are the TX IBT and ACT. ACT and ETS may set make-up dates, but those dates have not been determined. To reschedule the ACT, visit the ACT Web site. To reschedule the TX IBT, visit the ETS Web site. For more information, call UTSA Testing Services at (210) 458-4125.
  • To prepare for Hurricane Ike, the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management suspended routine operations at noon Sept. 10. The shutdown includes lab evaluations, egress inspections, ergonomic evaluations, fire drills and training courses. Pick-ups of hazardous waste, recycling waste as well as responding to emergency situations will continue. For more information, call (210) 458-5250.
  • College of Business programs and classes
    • The Building Business Excellence (B.B.E.) program retreat in Boerne will proceed as planned the evening of Thursday, Sept. 11.
    • Saturday classes in the Executive M.B.A. 11 schedule have been canceled; missed classes will be made up with evening sessions.
    • For Executive M.B.A. 12 classes, a decision will be made late Friday, Sept. 12, regarding whether classes will proceed or not. This announcement will be made during class.
    • For Paralegal classes scheduled for Saturday, the program director will contact students via e-mail and also post announcements on WebCT.

For continually updated information, check this site, remembering to refresh or reload the page with each visit, or call (210) 458-SNOW.

>> Read information on a Basic Emergency Supply Kit and Family Emergency Plan.

Use these sources to keep track of Hurricane Ike:

Local TV Stations

WOAI TV - NBC affiliate - Channel 4
KENS TV - CBS affiliate - Channel 5
KSAT TV - ABC affiliate - Channel 12
KABB TV - Fox affiliate - Channel 29

Local Radio Stations

KISS FM 99.5 - Hard Rock
KJ-97 FM 977 - Hot Country
KLUP AM 930 - News Talk
KTSA AM 550 - Talk Radio and News
KZEP FM 104.5 - Classic Rock
WOAI AM 1200 - News Talk
Y100 FM 100  - Country
Power FM 106.7 - Hip Hop
KSLR FM 630 - Christian
Magic1053 FM 105.3 - Movies, Music, To-Do
Texas Public Radio FM 88.3, 89.1 and 90.1 - Public Radio

National Web Sites

National Hurricane Center, NOAA
WeatherUnderground Tropical Weather Information