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Furman resumes classes Monday, Sept. 17

Posted: Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:35 p.m.

Furman University will resume classes and normal campus operations on Monday, Sept. 17.

Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression and was continuing to dissipate today as it headed north, according to the National Weather Service. Minimal damage was reported on campus, where crews were working to ensure all roads and walkways are clear.

Students who left and are traveling back to campus should consult with their families and do what they feel is best for their safety, depending on the conditions of their routes. Students who cannot return before Monday should notify their professors.

The university will continue to offer shuttle service today between the residence halls and the main areas of campus through 7 p.m.

Please report any debris or unsafe conditions on campus by calling 864-294-2111.

For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, visit news.furman.edu, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook, or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Campus Services

James B. Duke Library: Operating normal hours.

Dining Services: Dining Hall only open today until 7 p.m.

Physical Activities Center: Open today until 7 p.m.

Trone Student Center: Open today until 10 p.m.

 

Posted: Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m.

Based on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service regarding Tropical Storm Florence’s expected impact on the Greenville area and surrounding region, Furman University continues its plans to resume normal campus operations on Monday, Sept. 17.

The university will continue to monitor weather conditions in the area and provide updates as needed. Students who are traveling back to campus should consult with their families and do what they feel is best for their safety. Students who cannot return before Monday should notify their professors.

On campus, essential student services, including housing and food service, will continue to operate through the weekend.

Those on campus this weekend should be aware of their surroundings, which includes the possibility of falling trees and limbs, and localized flooding. The university will continue to offer shuttle service (15-passenger vans) between the residence halls and the main areas of campus through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the latest information on Florence from the National Weather Service, the Greenville area could experience sustained winds around 25 mph and 4-5 inches of rain, primarily today and Sunday. Winds will be calmer by Sunday morning, and the storm is expected to have moved out of the area by mid- to late afternoon Sunday.

Information about storm preparedness is available at the National Weather Service.

For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, visit news.Furman.edu, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook, or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Campus Services

James B. Duke Library

Operates on normal hours when the university is open.

Dining Services

Dining Hall only open today and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Physical Activities Center

Today: Open until 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Trone Student Center

Today and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Posted: Friday, Sept. 14, at 3:15 p.m.

Furman University plans to resume normal campus operations Monday, Sept. 17, but will continue to monitor weather conditions over the weekend and provide updates as needed.

Essential student services, including housing and food service, will continue to operate through the weekend. Students and others traveling to campus should exercise caution and closely monitor weather forecasts.

According to the latest information on Florence from the National Weather Service, the Greenville area is likely to experience sustained winds of 20 mph (with gusts near 30 mph) and 4-6 inches of rain, primarily on Saturday and Sunday. The storm is expected to have moved out of the area by late Sunday, though the rain will likely continue into Monday.

Students on campus should be aware of their surroundings, which includes the possibility of falling trees and limbs, localized flooding or downed electrical lines. The university will be offering shuttle service (15-passenger vans) between the residence halls and the main areas of campus Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Information about hurricane preparedness is available at the National Weather Service.

For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, visit news.Furman.edu, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook, or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Campus Services

James B. Duke Library

Operates on normal hours when the university is open.

Dining Services

All locations will be open normal hours on Friday. Dining Hall only open Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Physical Activities Center

Today: Open until 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Trone Student Center

Today: Open until 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Posted: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.

Furman University is continuing to monitor the forecast for Hurricane Florence and will announce any further decisions on possible campus closings by mid-day Friday, Sept. 14.

Classes have been canceled today and Friday to allow students the opportunity to travel away from the path of the storm. But the university has remained open and is offering campus services to students who have stayed. (See below for more information.)

According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, the eye of Florence is expected to make landfall along the North Carolina coast around 2 a.m. Friday. While the storm’s inland track and its impact on campus is still uncertain, the university expects the area will receive the greatest impact from the storm on Saturday and Sunday.

Students remaining on campus through the weekend should be aware of their surroundings during inclement weather, which includes the possibility of falling trees and limbs, localized flooding or downed electrical lines. The university will be offering shuttle service (15-passenger vans) between the residence halls and the main areas of campus Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In preparation for a possible power outage over the weekend, the office of Information Technology Services recommends that people turn off and unplug all electrical appliances that are non-essential. That includes:

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Faxes
  • Instruments

More information about hurricane preparedness is available at the National Weather Service.

Furman will provide regular updates on the Furman News site. Students, faculty and staff will also receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Campus Services

James B. Duke Library

Thursday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dining Services

All locations will be open normal hours on Thursday and Friday. If the university closes, all retail locations will be closed. The dining hall will remain open.

Physical Activities Center

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Trone Student Center

Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Athletics

Women’s soccer vs. College of Charleston Thursday at 7 p.m. will be played

Volleyball games scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be played

Furman vs. Colgate (football) on Saturday is cancelled

Furman Cross Country Meet on Saturday is cancelled

Bookstore and P2X

Open normal hours on Thursday and Friday

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