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Special Weather Statement

January 05, 2017

[UPDATED 1/8/2017] As a reminder, Lander University classes have been cancelled for Monday, Jan. 9, due to the winter weather much of the Upstate region experienced this weekend.

While classes are cancelled for students, university offices will be open Monday for employees. Employees who commute from areas where snow and ice are still present should work with their supervisors to account for late arrivals or absences due to hazardous conditions. Remember to put your safety first, and use caution and your best judgement when deciding to travel.

Why are classes cancelled?

Though the Greenwood area and Lander campus were not significantly impacted by the winter storm, many areas in the Upstate had heavy snowfall. With students returning to campus this weekend from winter break, administrators made the early decision to cancel Monday classes so that students could adjust their travel schedules, allowing additional time for those returning from areas where safe travel wasn’t possible on Saturday and Sunday.

Classes will resume as normal for Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Winter Weather Safety Reminders

  • Put your safety first. If you are not able to safely travel, do not attempt it. During any inclement weather situation, you may work with your supervisors and/or professors to account for late arrivals or absences due to hazardous conditions. (Please refer to the university’s Hazardous Weather Policy for more information.)
  • Be aware of and use caution in areas where ice may have formed on roadways, parking lots and sidewalks.
  • If you are traveling in or commuting from other areas, please see the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s website for the latest road conditions throughout the state.
  • If winter weather ever requires a change in the University’s operating status, that information will be communicated to you through:
    • Campus email, website and social media
    • Lander’s automated phone system, (864) 388-8000
    • Local television and radio stations