Winthrop University: Emergency Information - Weather - Inclement
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WU AlertRegister your cell or landline phone number today for emergency notification. This number will be used by the university for critical notifications in the event of emergencies, critical weather, or unplanned university closings. Registering for Winthrop's text and/or voice messaging is quick and easy - and it just might save your life.


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

   LINE: 803/323-2222


Inclement Weather

In the event of hazardous or inclement weather, students, faculty, and staff who have registered their cell phones with WU Alert will receive notification by text and/or voice mail. Other sources of notification include university e-mail, official social media sites, or the university website where additional details related to campus closings or delays can be found. Should you not have access to cell phone notifications, e-mail, the Web, or other information, call the Campus Alert Line, 803/323-2222, for a recorded message.

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

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

Weather-Related Policies

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

Members of the Winthrop community always 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.

Last Updated: 7/13/22