Tropical Storm Sally Update

Update posted on September 13, 2020 at 12:48 p.m., revised to add hours of operation link at 7:23 p.m.

Sally continues to strengthen and is predicted to be a hurricane when it makes landfall late Monday night.  In consultation with local authorities and our weather forecasters, our plan is to shelter in place as we continue to take this storm very seriously.  

We will operate normally until 4 p.m. on Monday, unless circumstances change. (But for any of you who live in low-lying areas where you are being asked to evacuate, by all means, please do so.)  Additionally, if your family lives nearby and you would like to return home to ride out the storm, you can go ahead now.  Classes that begin after 4pm will be cancelled.  Meal service on campus will remain open until 7 p.m. 

We will suspend operations on Tuesday, except for critical employees, while we ride out the storm.  Because of the likelihood of power outages, we will not attempt to teach virtually.  We will be monitoring conditions constantly and will make a determination about operations for Wednesday after the storm has passed. 

For staff, we will conduct an early payroll closing. All timesheets must be submitted, along with manager approvals, no later than 10 a.m. Monday morning.

We are taking all necessary steps to protect our community and our campus. Please review our hurricane preparedness website as you make plans to ride out this storm. Take time today to charge your devices and gather your supplies like bottled water, dry goods and snacks, prescriptions, flashlights/batteries, etc. Watch for email and text communications from the university and be sure to follow all instructions about staying indoors during the storm.

2020 is proving to be a truly extraordinary and ridiculous year, but it continues to prove how strong we all are together.  

See the Sally Hours of Operation page for information about campus services including dining. Student Health Services, the University Counseling Center and other operations.