Winthrop University: Emergency Information
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Register 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


Emergency Information


Winthrop University is operating under NORMAL conditions.

General Information

Any member of the Winthrop community (students, faculty, and staff) should sign up for WU Alert to receive text and voicemail messages with the status of any closings or delays. Also check your university e-mail or the university website for the most comprehensive 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 Communications and Marketing staff also will notify, as quickly as possible, the following local media outlets regarding closings and delays. The university's official social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) also will have pertinent information posted.

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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 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: 10/16/19