Hurricane Florence Updates for Virginia Union University - 10:51 a.m.

September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence Update: September 10, 2018  (10:40 a.m.)

Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence on the Richmond Metro area, Virginia Union University will cancel classes beginning at noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (today).   We expect that campus will reopen on Sunday, September 16th and classes will resume on Monday, September 17th. Students who wish to evacuate should plan to leave campus before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th (tomorrow). University employees, not affected by the evacuation areas, should plan to work through Wednesday, September 12th at 5:00 p.m. Additional updates for faculty and staff will come from Human Resources.

Governor Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered mandatory evacuations for low-lying portions of Hampton Roads. VUU will continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Florence and update you by emergency alert, social media, email, and the website.

What you should do now:

  1. Sign up for emergency alerts today. Parents and loved ones can sign up as well. Click here to sign up for updates: bit.ly/2BiBsNI
  2. Make travel arrangements if you are planning to leave campus before Wednesday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. Due to the potential impact of the hurricane, students will not be permitted to check out of campus after 5:00 p.m. tomorrow.
  3. Keep Alert - Hurricane Florence could have a major impact on Central Virginia and VUU. Keep track of the storm by following us on social media, the emergency alert, and our website. You can also track the storm at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?cone
  4. Hurricane Preparedness - charge all electronic devices in case power is lost. Sign up for emergency alerts and stay tuned to our social media outlets for updates.

Stay safe!