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Campus Alerts 

Due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, Shaw University will remain closed on Monday, September 17. University operations will resume on Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. During this time, all classes and University activities are canceled. We urge you to monitor the news and take every precaution to remain safe. Shaw University officials will continue to monitor the situation and update the campus community with any changes.


  • Classes and campus activities are canceled, Monday, September 17.
  • Residence halls will remain open. 
  • Shaw University Dining will continue to operate on a brunch schedule. The hours are as follows:
    • Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Dinner: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • BRB will reopen Tuesday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Students may return to campus but should exercise good judgment and monitor local weather forecasts when determining travel plans.

Register for ReGroup

The University highly recommends that all members of the Shaw University community register for ReGroup, the University’s emergency alert system. 

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Services for Students on Campus

Shaw University will continue to provide housing and meals to our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students. 

Students should consult with their residence hall director and monitor the university website and social media pages for updates on housing and meal services in the event the Shaw University area is affected by the hurricane.

For students, faculty and staff remaining on campus in residence halls, please note that power outages may occur due to excessive rain and high winds. If you live on campus and extreme weather conditions occur, please see your residence hall director for safety instructions. In the event of a loss of power, we anticipate electric generators will restore power.  If power is not restored students are asked to meet your residence hall director on the ground floor of your residence hall to receive instructions on possible evacuation to a storm shelter on campus.

Campus Dining

Shaw University Dining brunch schedule will begin Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16. The hours are as follows:

  • Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • BRB will reopen Monday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m.


In the event extreme weather conditions, Shaw University is encouraging students, faculty and staff who live West of I-95 to go home during the hurricane warning period.  Those who reside in Raleigh or East of I-95 are encouraged to remain on campus or retreat to safe shelters and stay off the roads.

Always obey all emergency personnel and warning signs. Please take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. Motorists are warned not to drive through standing pools of water as this may create a drowning hazard.

Weather updates

For updates on Hurricane Florence and other notifications about the status of classes, sports events, and other campus activities, visit and Shaw University’s official social media sites. Also, monitor local television and radio broadcasts for the latest weather conditions and updates on road conditions. If a weather-related emergency occurs, dial 911 or contact Shaw University Police at (919) 546-8214. 

University Weather Policy

If severe weather threatens Shaw University, the Vice President for Operations, in consultation with the Vice President for Student Affairs and University’s Chief of Police, will decide if the University will open, close or report a delayed opening. Shaw is committed to fulfilling its instructional obligations, so it is the University’s intent to conduct classes as long as it can maintain reasonable conditions and safety on campus, and the roads in the immediate areas are reasonably passable.

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External Resources

  • ReadyNC is an all-in-one tool to provides people living in or visiting North Carolina with real-time information on weather, traffic, river levels, evacuations and power outages. Visit ReadyNC for regularly updated information or to download the app.