Environmental Health & Safety

Flooding / Severe Weather

Lightning Tornado Winter Weather

Below are some tips that can help you stay safe in the event of heavy rainfall or flooding on and in and around the UNCW area.


When traveling to campus:

  • Leave extra time to make commutes.
  • Do not attempt to drive through standing water.
  • Do not circumvent barricades on campus; they are for your safety.
  • Students should use their best judgment and notify their instructors if they are unable to attend class.
  • Faculty and staff should refer to the Adverse Weather Policy and contact their supervisors with similar questions or concerns.

Be aware on campus, and adjacent to campus, areas that are likely to be closed due to high water:

  • Wagoner Drive in the area of Kenan Auditorium.
  • The intersection of Reynolds and Cahill Drives.
  • New Centre Drive
  • Seahawk Landing.
  • Honors Hall Parking Lot.
  • Parking Lots E, H and I.
Take Caution:
  • Relocate vehicles from flood-prone areas.
  • Use alternate entrances to campus away from flood-prone areas, including the Hurst Drive entrance off College Road or Hamilton Drive from MacMillan.
  • Park on the second level or higher of the parking garage.
  • Avoid using the pedestrian crossing at Reynolds and Cahill; use Chancellor's Walk instead.
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