Archive: Hurricane Matthew Update #3

Wednesday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m.

As of the 5:00 a.m. advisory by the National Weather Service, we are under a Hurricane Watch, which means we are about 36 hours out from the probable onset of hurricane-force weather.

Today and tomorrow, we can expect to experience increasing winds and waves of rain, with heavy bands beginning by around 11:00 a.m. Thursday. We will likely begin to experience tropical storm conditions during the night Thursday and into Friday morning. Hurricane conditions are possible Friday afternoon and evening.

In total, the National Weather Service expects we will experience heavy rain, damaging winds, localized flooding, and high storm tide.

Classes, Student Activities, Homecoming & Family Weekend

In the interest of safety, and to allow for sufficient storm preparation, we are cancelling all activities as of 3:00 p.m. today (Wednesday) through Sunday, including classes, sporting events, Admissions Open House, and Homecoming & Family Weekend.

Next Update

More information about campus preparations will be available throughout the day today in emails to our students, parents, faculty, and staff. The next web update will be available by 3:00 p.m