Faculty & Staff

September 13, 2018 

Dear Colleagues,

Hurricane Florence continues to be a powerful and unpredictable storm. The latest projections suggest more of South Carolina will be directly impacted by the hurricane. Given the projections and the uncertainty of the hurricane's path, Winthrop will cancel classes on Friday, September 14th, and Monday, September 17th, however, offices will remain open on Friday.

We will make a determination regarding the university's status on Monday by 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Because the governor has not directed state offices to close in York County at this time, Winthrop does not have the authority to grant leave with pay, and we don't want to require employees to do so by closing the university. We ask supervisors to be as flexible as possible with staff not essential to emergency operations who are seeking time off on Friday.

The best way to receive emergency information is through our WU Alert system. If you have not signed up for WU Alert, you can do so at: