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Hurricane Florence Alert Update

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Parents:

During this evening’s town hall meeting with students, University officials shared with students that their safety, as well as the safety of faculty and staff, is one of the University’s top priorities.

University administration shared that they are fully aware that some students may want to leave campus to be home with their loved ones. Therefore, students who decide to leave campus are free to do so and are urged to use caution when traveling. Additionally, students are reminded to take any important papers, medications and other critical items when they leave campus and inform their residence director. Lastly, the Division of Academic Affairs will work with faculty to ensure students who miss class will not be penalized and will have an opportunity to make up any work.

In the case where students plan to remain on campus, the VSU Multipurpose Center will be set up as a shelter, if needed. Students will need to bring their own bedding, medications, toiletries, etc. with them to the Center. Thompson Hospitality will provide food for students and the University will provide transportation to the Center for students.

The University has and will continue to track the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Florence in our area. Administration will make any and all announcements about any potential closure via the University’s RAVE alert system, the VSU website (, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the local television stations (WTVR-6, WWBT-12 and WRIC-8), and the University’s radio station, WVST 91.3 FM. To sign up the University’s RAVE notifications, click HERE.

Thank you for your continued support!

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