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Emergency Information


 Winthrop University is operating under NORMAL conditions.

  • Sign up for WU Alerts. This is the single best thing students, faculty, and staff can do to ensure they are notified of emergency situations on or near campus. If you are already signed up, use the button to the right to ensure your contact information is up to date.
  • To REMOVE a phone number from the WU Alert system, contact the IT Service Desk at 803/323-2400 or send an email with the number to
  • Review the Emergency Contacts to the right. Be knowledgeable about how to reach help and receive information in the event of an emergency.
  • Check out the Emergency Information Handbook (pdf) or review personal safety tips for what you should do in a variety of emergency scenarios.
  • Use the Training Resources link at left if you are interested in or have been tapped for emergency response training.
  • Roll over the Emergency Response Plans for more on how university departments respond to certain emergencies.
  • Provide feedback to if you have suggestions for improving this site.

General Information

As colder weather sets in and the chance of inclement weather is greater than at other times of the year, now is a good time to remind members of the Winthrop community of our communication plans in cases where classes might be cancelled or delayed due to weather. Please look over the following, especially if you are new to Winthrop.

First, students, faculty, and staff should check their university e-mail or the university website for the most up-to-date information related to class and office schedules. Should you not have access to e-mail, the Web, or other information, call the campus alert line at 803/323-2222. Please do NOT call Campus Police for closing information, as this will tie up phone lines that may be needed for an emergency.

Media Coverage

University Relations staff also will notify, as quickly as possible, the following local media outlets regarding closings and delays.

Please Note: The following links will open in a new browser window or tab.

Notices also may be listed in the Rock Hill Herald, Charlotte Observer, and SC's The State newspapers, provided decisions to close or delay classes meet publication deadlines.

If a weather incident requires cancelling classes on a weekend, there is a separate policy for that event.

Members of the Winthrop community should use their discretion in judging the safety of traveling to the university during periods of inclement weather. Check the Hazardous Weather/Emergency Leave Policy for details to help faculty and staff determine how inclement weather affects the work schedule.

Landline - 3333
Cell phone - 803/323-3333
Call box - Push button for Campus Police



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