Furman University Says School Is On

The university expects the campus to operate on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday

Patrick Gentry
September 08, 2017 - 4:36 pm
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As of Friday afternoon, Furman University expects the campus to operate on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday, with classes to take place as scheduled.  More updates to follow as officials continue to monitor the storm.

Statement From Furman University

As of Friday afternoon, the university expects the campus to operate on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday, with classes to take place as scheduled. Because the latest projected path of Hurricane Irma has the storm moving farther west than originally expected, university officials believe students are safer staying on campus than traveling elsewhere.

Shuttle services on campus will be increased on Monday and Tuesday to help students get to and from class.

The latest forecast from local weather officials for Monday and Tuesday calls for winds around 35 mph and 2-4 inches of rain.

Because the track of Irma could still change for the Southeast, Furman officials will continue to actively monitor the situation and provide updates here.

Furman University is monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Irma and will provide regular updates at this site about how the storm could impact the university and Greenville area.

While Greenville is approximately 200 miles from the South Carolina coast, it is possible that Furman could experience heavy rain and high winds from the storm. University officials will consult with state and local officials to ensure the safety of the students, faculty and staff, and are taking steps to prepare for the possibility of severe weather.

Students will also receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook.

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