Charleston-Area Classes Cancelled, Facilities Closed Due to Hurricane Dorian; Upstate Campuses Remain Open as Scheduled


Clemson University classes and all university sponsored activities in the Charleston area have been cancelled and all university facilities in eight South Carolina counties will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 2. Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the closures due to projected impact from Hurricane Dorian. Closures will remain until further notice from the governor. The affected counties are Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Jasper.

Classes and offices in the Upstate are not affected by the order. University officials continue to monitor weather conditions and potential impact as Hurricane Dorian approaches. The path and timing of the storm is still uncertain at this point. Gov. McMaster has declared a State of Emergency for the State of South Carolina in order to maximize available resources if needed.

Students who attend classes in Charleston or from Charleston-based faculty should contact their faculty for guidance in making up the classes.

Clemson personnel with a work location in an affected county should not report to work tomorrow unless they have been deemed “essential” to maintain vital operations. Check with your supervisor for instructions.

Things to know

-Lane reversal will go into effect to westbound on Interstate 26 (from Charleston to Columbia, beginning at the I-26 and I-526 interchange) beginning at noon on Monday, Sept. 2

-Lane reversal will go into effect to create three westbound lanes on US 278 from Hilton Head Island at the intersection of Spanish Wells Drive and Moss Creek Village Drive (an approximate two-mile stretch) beginning at noon on Monday, Sept. 2

-Shelters will be opening on an as-needed basis. Check with your county and the visit the South Carolina Emergency Management Division webpage for details and more information.

-Follow local officials’ guidance.


Issued by University Relations

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