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Winter Weather Advisory for Greenwood

January 16, 2018

Update (1/18):  Due to inclement weather in our region, Lander University will open at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18. Classes and normal operations will resume at that time; all classes and meetings scheduled before 12:30 p.m. are cancelled. As a reminder, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity and Prayer Breakfast has also been cancelled.   

Commuting students and employees should use extreme caution and their discretion in deciding whether to travel to campus. If road conditions are unsafe at your location, please do not attempt to travel. Students and employees may work with professors/supervisors to account for late arrivals or absences due to inclement weather.

Officials will continue to monitor weather forecasts and campus conditions throughout the evening. If conditions require further change to Lander’s schedule, that information will be shared with you as soon as possible. (Please note: The Governor has directed that when inclement weather occurs in South Carolina, state government offices will follow the same weather hazard decisions made by county government officials where the state offices are located. As a state institution, Lander University follows the closing decisions made by Greenwood County government offices, which are sometimes different than those of the local school districts. Click here to view a list of all state/county government office closings.)

Update (1/17): Due to inclement weather in our region, Lander University classes for today (Wednesday, Jan. 17) are cancelled. Offices will open at 11 a.m. for essential personnel who can safely report to campus; all other employees are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution and remain home, if possible. 

Officials will continue to monitor weather forecasts and campus conditions throughout the day. If conditions require further change to Lander’s schedule for today, that information will be shared with you as soon as possible. (

Please note: The Governor has directed that when inclement weather occurs in South Carolina, state government offices will follow the same weather hazard decisions made by county government officials where the state offices are located. As a state institution, Lander University follows the closing/delay decisions made by Greenwood County government offices, which are sometimes different than those of the local school districts. Click here to view a list of all state/county government office closings.)

Additionally, because of expected conditions for tomorrow morning, the University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity and Prayer Breakfast/Program has been cancelled.

An update regarding Lander’s operating schedule for tomorrow will be made by 5 p.m. this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Greenwood County.  A band of light snow is expected to move into the western Carolinas this evening, bringing a possible wintry mix of snow and rain to the region during the overnight hours.

Important Weather Safety Reminders

  • 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 conditions. (Please refer to the university’s Hazardous Weather Policy for more information.)  
  • When on campus, remember to stay on treated sidewalks and surfaces. Wear appropriate shoes, walk on grass when possible, and avoid areas that have not been treated, especially outdoor or unsheltered stairwells. The attached map highlights primary campus walkways to use during winter weather conditions.
  • Be aware of possible black ice that may form overnight in areas where melting takes place during the day.
  • Monitor Lander email for important updates regarding changes to campus services and activities. During inclement weather, essential services will still be available for residential students, including dining, security and health services. Additional information will be provided to you by those university offices. 
  • 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.