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Lander to open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12

September 07, 2017

UPDATED Monday, Sept. 11, 5:35 p.m.

Lander University is planning to open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, for students and employees. Classes and normal operations will resume at that time.

Officials will continue to monitor weather forecasts and campus conditions through the evening hours and into the morning. If conditions require any change to Lander’s expected schedule for tomorrow, an announcement with that information will be made by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

(Please note: In the event of a power outage on campus, Lander’s website may not be accessible – be sure to monitor local media and the university’s social media accounts for updates to Lander’s operational status.)  

Remember: Put your safety first.

  • If you are commuting to campus from an area with unsafe conditions, use your best judgement in deciding to travel. If you cannot drive safely, please do not attempt to do so. Students and employees may work with their professors and supervisors to account for absences due to unsafe travel conditions.
  • During inclement weather, essential services will still be available for residential students, including housing, dining, security and health services. Be sure to monitor campus email and social media for additional information regarding those services. You can also find dining information by following Lander University Dining Services’ Instagram account, @landerdining.

Be alert for severe weather.

Heavy rain and strong winds will continue in our area through the evening and overnight hours. Stay alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and follow local forecasts to stay updated on severe weather watches and warnings for our area. Familiarize yourself with these safety tips and information in the event that you are not able to access email or the internet if there is a power outage.

  • Know the difference between a watch and a warning. A watch means to be alert that weather conditions are right for the development of that particular type of weather. A warning means that the particular type of weather is occurring. During a tornado warning or a very severe thunderstorm warning, the University will activate its emergency warning sirens, as well as activate the LU Alert mass notification system. Act immediately to find suitable shelter.
  • Familiarize yourself with severe weather shelter locations on campus. (If you are a supervisor, please share this information with employees who do not have access to the internet.)
  • Follow these instructions to stay safe in the event of a severe weather emergency on campus.
  • Monitor and track weather via local news or weather apps on your tablet or phone. You can also check current watches, warnings and forecasts from the National Weather Service.
  • If you have an emergency on campus, please contact the Lander University Police Department at 8911. If you are off campus, please dial 911.

Sign up for Lander Alert.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for Lander Alert so that you can receive notifications quickly in the event of any emergency on campus. Click here to sign up now.

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Be sure to check forecasts regularly for changing conditions.


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