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Hurricane Florence Updates

Marketing & Communication // 9.15.18

The university leadership is assessing the condition of the campus and roads and will make an announcement tomorrow afternoon regarding the campus reopening. The safety of our students is our greatest concern. Leniency will be shown to all students, faculty and staff who are unable to return to campus on time due to unsafe road conditions, heavy traffic or travel from long distances.

Faculty, staff and students should continue to monitor local media, Buc Alerts, CSU social media and for updates.

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Marketing & Communication // 9.11.18

At this time, Charleston Southern University is officially closed in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The decision to reopen the campus will depend on the hurricane’s severity and assessments by state and local government officials.
Once it is safe to return, university leaders will communicate the specific date and time that the campus will reopen. Professors will show leniency to students whose return is further delayed by heavy traffic and/or travel from long distances.
If widespread power outages occur, the university’s ability to communicate may be limited until power is restored.  
Faculty, staff and students should monitor local media, Buc Alerts, CSU social media and for updates.

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Marketing & Communication // 9.10.18

Due to the approach of Hurricane Florence, all classes at Charleston Southern will end today, September 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. Students must use Blackboard to keep up with assignments until classes resume.

All campus offices will close today at 4 p.m. and remain closed until further notice. All sporting events, campus activities and campus visits are canceled after 4 p.m. today. Only essential personnel should report to campus on Tuesday, September 11.

To allow for an orderly departure, all students living in the residence halls and hotel should evacuate campus as soon as possible. All residence halls will close at noon on September 11. Any resident student without an evacuation location should contact the Housing Office immediately (843-863-7190) or their Residence Life Coordinator. It is imperative that all resident students complete a copy of the Evacuation Residential Form before leaving campus. Students may also obtain a form from their RA or the Housing Office. 

International students should contact the director of international programs, Stephanie Levan, if they have not already done so for evacuation plans.

The dining hall will remain open until noon, September 11.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to monitor local media sources to determine whether they should evacuate the area.

Campus officials will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as necessary. Please monitor CSU social media, BUC Alert, and the CSU website at for additional information. 

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Marketing & Communication // 9.9.18

Campus officials continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Florence. The safety of our campus community is of paramount concern.

While no official evacuation has been issued to date, should campus officials determine that Hurricane Florence may threaten CSU directly, residential students may be required to evacuate the campus. Only essential personnel will be allowed to remain. Residential students should thus discuss with their parents, coaches or Residence Life Coordinators now where they might go should they be required to leave. Residence Life officials will assist students without an evacuation plan.

Know your personal evacuation plan in advance so you will be prepared. Students are also encouraged not to wait until the last minute to obtain the essentials necessary for evacuation (e.g., gas, fully-charged cell phone).

Please continue to monitor Buc Alerts, CSU social media and for additional information.

Finally, review the campus safety plans for hurricanes at