WEATHER ALERT: UNCW Campus Updates Concerning Hurricane Isaias

Saturday, August 01, 2020

4:20 p.m. - Based on the current projected path of Hurricane Isaias, tropical weather conditions are expected to affect the UNCW campus area Aug. 3-4. Please see below for the latest updates for students and employees.

Housing, Orientation

  • Residence halls will be closed by 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 to prepare for the storm’s potential arrival. Students scheduled to drop off at any time on Monday should plan to arrive on campus between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Students who have signed up for a Drop-Off slot on Monday may choose to reschedule for another time since driving conditions may be affected by wind and rain. Please reschedule via WizardSignup Genius as found on our Move-In website.  
  • The orientation welcome event on Monday, Aug. 3 will end at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Students scheduled for a Drop-Off time on Tuesday, Aug. 4 will need to reschedule for another time through WizardSignup Genius as found on our Move-In website.  
  • Summer students who are currently living on campus should continue to monitor your campus email inbox for specific storm guidance from Housing & Residence Life. Please be prepared to shelter in place in your residence hall room during the storm. Housing will share more details about sheltering in place with you on Monday, Aug. 3.
  • Drop-Off and Orientation Events are subject to change pending the anticipated arrival time of the storm. We are monitoring conditions closely; please continue to check your UNCW email for updates.


  • Classes that follow the traditional fall semester calendar are not in session now. Those courses are scheduled to begin Aug. 19.  
  • At this time, the UNCW OAP Summer 2 2020 session will continue as scheduled. Enrolled students who experience connection issues or have trouble continuing in classes due to a disruption from Hurricane Isaias should email your instructor(s) immediately. Faculty are willing to work with you if they are aware of your needs and challenges. Please also copy your academic advisor on your e-mail communication.


As previously stated, employees working remotely who were scheduled to return to campus on Monday, Aug. 3 should continue to work remotely unless otherwise instructed by your supervisors. Employees who have been working on campus should not report to campus on Monday unless instructed to do so by your supervisors. Condition 1 of the Adverse Weather Policy will be in effect on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 7 a.m. If there is a change in condition, employees will be notified right away, via email, the UNCW homepage, and social media feeds.


Most campus events were previously canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Some virtual events may continue to take place. Please visit specific event websites for more information.

Monitor Campus Inboxes, UNCW Communication Channels

The potential path and impacts of Hurricane Isaias will continue to evolve over the next 24-36 hours. Please continue to monitor the university’s channels and local media. Significant developments, such as an update on the status of campus operations, will be shared via campus email, on the UNCW homepage, and social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter) as soon as information is available. UNCW’s channels are updated as simultaneously as possible, but please continue to pay close attention to your campus inbox and Facebook as they are the sources of information that will likely be updated first in the case of developments. 

Thank you for your ongoing attention to these updates.