September 11, 2018 

Members of the campus community:

We continue to watch carefully Hurricane Florence, which is continuing on its projected path northwest toward Wilmington, North Carolina, with parts of South Carolina expected to be impacted by this powerful storm, particularly the coast.

Based on the current forecast, Winthrop University will continue to conduct business as usual.

Along with continuing to monitor the weather reports, we will remain in regular contact with York County's Emergency Operations Center, and will make you aware of any changes to our daily operations if the situation arises. 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:

And, let me say again, while you may have family and friends living in areas being evacuated, we strongly urge you NOT to travel to these areas, nor should students' families pick them up and head back toward an evacuation area. You will face lane direction reversals and road closings that may leave you stranded in a hazardous situation. And you may end up in a location where returning to campus will be difficult.

We will provide another update tomorrow no later than 2 p.m.