NOTICE: UNCW Open and Operational on Thursday, Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

12:25 p.m. -- Based on the latest information available from local and national authorities, the university will be open and operational on Thursday, Oct. 6. Employees should report to work as usual on Thursday unless otherwise advised by supervisors. A decision regarding Friday, Oct. 7 will be made and communicated by Thursday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Faculty and staff should consult the Adverse Weather Policy (Condition 1) to determine their best personal course of action throughout this weather event.

A mandatory campus evacuation for all students remains in effect; students must leave campus no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. A decision regarding the timing of students' return to campus will be made and communicated as soon as possible in the coming days.

Classes, events, trips and activities scheduled to occur at or after 5 p.m. tonight are canceled until further notice with the exception of the annual Outlook Conference scheduled for Thursday morning (Oct. 6), which will proceed as planned. The Thursday evening (Oct. 6) UNCW Presents concert featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling has been postponed. Please see individual event websites for details.

As weather conditions develop, the university will convey updates in real time based on the latest confirmed information from the National Weather Service and other authorities. Please continue to monitor the UNCW homepage, the UNCW Alert website, the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751, Facebook and Twitter for information. Follow #UNCWMatthew. These sources of information contain the latest information available to university officials.

Please note that is not monitored for weather-related inquiries. Office of University Relations staff members are working closely with campus, community and state personnel to deliver timely messages regarding any potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew.


  • UNCW's Emergency Preparedness Information materials and hurricane-related information can be found on EH&S’s website, which includes UNCW’s hurricane operations plan, evacuation details and emergency checklists.
  • Monitor the UNCW homepage and the UNCW Alert page.
  • Follow the university's social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter; monitor your campus email inboxes; messages with a reference to the weather in the subject line merit careful review.
  • The Emergency Information Hotline can be reached at 910.962.3991 or 888.657.5751. The hotline serves as a backup for information already posted on, sent via campus email, and shared via social media. The latest information will appear via those channels first.
  • In the event of an emergency requiring the immediate dissemination of information (e.g., seek shelter, etc.), the university will issue a text alert and automated phone call. Students, faculty and staff that have not signed up for this service are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Log into MySeaport and click “Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts” on the lower left side of the page. (For further information, visit