Status: Night classes for Thursday, October 6th, 2016 and all Friday, October 7th,, 2016 classes have been CANCELLED
Message: Night classes for Thursday, October 6th, 2016 and all classes for Friday, October 7th, 2016 have been cancelled.
While our primary concern is road conditions making travel to and from campus hazardous on Friday morning, we understand that some students will choose to go home for the weekend; resident students are NOT required to leave campus. We have stocked up on water, food, and cooking gas, have batteries and flashlights ready, and extra staff have been called in. Meals will be served. Activities will be planned. Staff will be on hand for safety and security. We assume resident students are staying unless they tell us otherwise… if you are a resident student who will not be staying on campus any night between tonight, October 6th and Sunday October 9th please advise Student Life so that, after the storm passes, we do not think you are unaccounted for. Likewise, if you are an employee or student who does not feel safe in your off campus housing, we can find you a place to stay but you MUST check in rather than just informally crash with a friend. It is IMPERATIVE that we have an accurate list of who is on campus.
Saturday’s football game at Edward Waters has been postponed. There are no scheduled home games until Saturday, October 8th. We are expecting these games to be played as scheduled.
Employees directly charged with the wellbeing, safety, or security of students or the facility should report to work on Friday. Others should not. Please check with your immediate superior to determine whether or not you should report to work on Friday. If you we are not expecting you and you come on campus for any reason during the storm, please check in and out with security (again, accurate list).
We are anticipating opening as normal on Saturday, October 8th.
The campus emergency team participated in a Polk County Emergency Operations Center briefing at noon today. They are anticipating tropical force winds to begin somewhere between 10pm tonight and 2am tomorrow and to continue through late Friday afternoon. They are also expecting from 1” to 3” of rain.
A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system. Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.
Message ID: 2016-15
Next Update: Friday, October 7th, 2016 after the storm has passed.
Posted date, time, by, and authority of: Thursday, October 6th, 2016 1:30pm EDT, by the president on his own authority.