Tropical Storm Colin is heading for Central Florida and the university is canceling classes as a precaution.

The UCF Police Department tweeted that campus will close today at 4 p.m.


UCFPD also tweeted that the shuttles will be running until 6 p.m.

A UCF Alert was also sent out at around 2:42 p.m. confirming the campus closing and telling evening facilities staff to contact their supervisor.

Governor Rick Scott has declared Florida under a state of emergency.

Tropical Storm Colin is expected to hit the UCF area with severe rain and possible flooding or tornadoes, according to AccuWeather.

Campus will reopen as normal on Tuesday, according to a UCF Alert email.

Check back on Knight News for updates on Tropical Storm Colin.