Thursday, September 02, 2010

No Class Today (9/2)

As classes are cancelled at 4 p.m. today, we will not meet at 3:30 p.m.

We will adjust our class time accordingly. All assignment dates remain the same. Your reading response should be posted before 3:30 p.m. today.

Let me know if you have any questions (


From: Davis, Joy Camille On Behalf Of UNCWAlert
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 11:25 AM
To: FAC&STAFF; AllStudents
Subject: UNCW Under Tropical Storm Warning; Classes Cancelled After 4 p.m. Thurs., Employees on Schedule

As of 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010: UNCW remains under a Tropical Storm Warning issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Wilmington area that will remain in effect until Friday.

At this time, the university will continue normal operations. However, the following decisions have been made:
- Effective at 4 p.m., today (Thursday), classes are cancelled on the UNCW main campus and the Onslow Extension campus; all Friday classes will follow a normal schedule.
- The faculty meeting today scheduled for 4 p.m. today will still be held
- University employees should continue working their normal shifts on Thursday up until 6 p.m. The adverse weather policy is in effect for faculty and staff. Administrative leave due to catastrophic weather is in effect starting at 6 p.m. today. All critical personnel will remain on campus until their shifts are complete.
- All Thursday evening campus events are cancelled.
- Randall Library will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday; will reopen Friday by 8 a.m.
- Wagoner Dining Hall will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday and will reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday.
- The Student Recreation Center and Campus Life Facilities (Fisher University Union, Fisher Student Center and Warwick and Burney Centers) will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday; normal operations will resume on Friday.
- All campus facilities will resume normal operating hours on Friday.
- With possible wind gusts as high as 45 mph in the Wilmington area later this evening, students are strongly advised to remain in their residence halls from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. to ensure their safety.
Although Earl is currently a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph tracking north along the East coast, National Hurricane Center models indicate the storm will have minimal impact on the Wilmington area. Starting Thursday night until early Friday morning, Wilmington is expected to experience 20-30 mph sustained winds with the potential for tropical storm force gusts of 35-45 mph. Rainfall amounts of less than a half an inch are anticipated.
Hurricane Earl is causing significant rip current danger on the coastline, which will continue throughout the weekend. It is recommended to avoid swimming in the Atlantic at this time. For more information, visit:
UNCW is coordinating efforts with municipal and County agencies. Please note that although local government offices are closed tomorrow, the closure is unrelated to Hurricane Earl. These closures are due to local agency furlough days scheduled months ago.
For updates on Hurricane Earl, monitor the UNCW homepage,, the UNCW Alert Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751 and local media. Status updates will be provided as conditions warrant.
For further information:
UNCW Alert Tools:
National Hurricane Center:
National Weather Service, Wilmington Office:
UNCW Hurricane Page: