Jacksonville State University Weather Announcement
Monday, February 10, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
Due to forecast hazardous weather, Jacksonville State University will close today at 4:30 p.m. to allow students the opportunity to return to their homes before the storm arrives. All classes and campus events scheduled for tonight are cancelled. The University will also be closed Tuesday, February 11 due to the potential for up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation and up to one inch of snow accumulation.
Because it is likely that this storm system could bring continued hazardous weather Tuesday evening, the University will monitor the forecast carefully and make an announcement regarding Wednesday operations as early as possible tomorrow.
Because there is a potential for power outages with this storm due to ice accumulation on trees and lines, the university recommends that any student who can return home do so this evening. The Gamecock Express will operate its normal schedule through 5 p.m. today. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m Monday, two buses on the White Route and two buses on the Black Route will enable students access to downtown shopping areas should they need to secure any supplies considering the likelihood of travel issues on Tuesday.
If you live in a dorm on campus, cannot return home, and the university loses power, the Office of University Housing and Residence Life will work to ensure that you stay warm. Although the university does not have a generator that can keep a large area warm and lit, there is one in the Cafeteria that will allow dining services to continue.
All campus food service options and locations will operate their regular posted hours today.
Jack Hopper Dining Hall will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and will operate normal serving times throughout the day. All other retail and resident dining options will be closed Tuesday.
Please stay tuned the JSU website and social media presence, and local media outlets for the latest updates on JSU operations, including closings, class cancellations and delays.
Also, keep in mind that ice storms can affect cell phone service and the timely delivery of E-Alerts via text and phone; therefore, it is recommended that all forms of media be monitored for updates.