September 14, 2018 - 1:48 pm

Students, Faculty and Staff:

We have started to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence, including wind and rain. We may be spared the worst of the storm, but there is still a high likelihood for falling branches, trees and power lines. Inland flooding is also a concern for the surrounding area – do not attempt to walk or drive through standing water.

It is important to stay where you have sheltered and exercise caution at all times.

The University remains in Condition 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. That means all non-mandatory operations are suspended and non-essential employees should not report to work.

Officials will assess damage to campus and the surrounding area once it is safe to do so and will closely monitor flooding on roadways around the state. We will communicate an update by 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. Any timely alerts will be sent through the Alert Carolina system in the meantime.

Those who have left campus should not return until there is an announcement about University conditions and classes. Please stay where you are.

 

Resource updates for students, faculty and staff:

Dining

Chase Dining Hall is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 16. For more updates visit:https://dining.unc.edu/news/hurricaneflorence/

Housing/Student Life

  • All students should keep a close eye on their email for important updates from student affairs.
  • In the event of a power outage, your brass key will unlock the front entry door to your dormitory building.

Emergency Shelters

Orange County has opened two emergency shelters for any displaced residents. That information can be found here.

UNC Police

UNC Police are on campus and prepared to respond to emergency calls. Please only call 911 for emergencies. The non-emergency line for police is 919-962-8100. If the wind speeds present an unsafe situation, emergency services will be suspended until conditions improve.

Reporting Issues and Hurricane Tips

Building, utility and grounds issues should be reported as follows:

  • For staff and faculty:
    • To report water leaks, building flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, call 919-962-3456.
    • To report power or utility loss, call 919-962-8100 (UNC Police Dispatch).
    • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For students:
    • To report power or utility loss, call 919-962-8100 (UNC Police Dispatch).
    • To report water leaks, residence hall flooding, non-life-threatening building damage or downed trees, contact your Resident Advisor or call 919-962-3456.
  • For serious building damage or other conditions that could be a safety threat, call 9-1-1.
  • If you see a broken water main or overflowing manhole in the street: Avoid the area and call 9-1-1.

Visit ready.gov/hurricanes or readync.org to review hurricane safety tips.

 Parking

  • Parking regulations remain suspended. Do not park in reserved/disability spaces or fire lanes.
  • The Dogwood Deck is expressly reserved for hospital patients and visitors ONLY.

Transportation

Point-to-Point (P2P)

PASS Cart Services

  • PASS Cart operations remain closed until conditions improve.

Park & Ride

Athletic Events

All UNC athletic events through Sunday have been cancelled. Visit GoHeels.com for the latest information.