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Hurricane Ian Update – Campus Offices Closed

By Jenna Johnson | September 29, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for the Charleston area. As a result, Charleston Southern University offices and buildings will close on Friday, Sept. 30, with the exception of the Dining Hall and Residence Life. Rivers Library will also close on Friday. In accordance with the CSU Emergency Plan, essential staff will remain on campus for student support and emergency response purposes. Residential students should remain indoors as weather conditions worsen and read the emergency procedures about storm shelter locations on campus. Students who decide to leave should do so as early as possible today. Traveling during Friday’s weather event is not safe. As a reminder, ALL residents should fill out this form

Current Forecast 

Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall on coastal South Carolina tomorrow, Sept. 30. Tropical storm conditions are possible as early as tonight. The latest National Weather Service forecast updates (2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29) project potentials for wind gusts between 58 to 73 miles per hour and major flooding rain in the North Charleston/Hanahan/Goose Creek/Ladson areas. The CSU campus lies outside of the threat for storm surge. A flood watch is in effect, with peak rainfall amounts between 4-8”. 

Helpful Resources 

Emergency: 911 
Campus Security: 843-553-5896 or 843-863-7105 

As a reminder, please continue to monitor local weather updates, CSU email, CSU social media, and the latest BucAlert announcements.  

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