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Buc Alert: Campus opens at 9 a.m.

University Relations // 04.06.2017

Buc Alert

UPDATE // 7:32 a.m. // 04.06.2017

Due to potential of high water and flooding the CSU campus  will reopen at 9:00 a.m. today. Classes will resume at 9:30 a.m.


UPDATE // 12:45 p.m. // 04.05.2017

Due to potential severe weather, Charleston Southern University will close at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 5. All evening classes and events are canceled.

The Dining Hall will remain open as scheduled for residential students.The CSU Library will close at 4:00 p.m. and will reopen at 7:30 tomorrow morning. Java City and Chick-Fil-A will close at 5 p.m.

University officials will continue to monitor the weather. The CSU website and Buc Alert will update as needed.


UPDATE // 10:14 a.m.

The forecast for today, Wednesday, April 5, is calling for severe weather that may include thunderstorms, high winds and possibly tornadoes.  The university administration is monitoring the weather.

Should severe weather occur, a Buc Alert will be broadcast along with the emergency siren.

Students, faculty and staff are reminded to have a plan in place for severe weather. If a tornado warning is issued (meaning a tornado is on the ground) take immediate action to protect yourself.

Safe places in the event of a tornado:

  • A first floor bathroom in the residence halls
  • The Library basement or an interior, windowless room on the first floor are ideal
  • Interior corridors and hallways are an acceptable second choice if no windowless rooms are available.

DO NOT seek refuge in the following areas:

  • Field House
  • Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
  • Dining Halls
  • Classrooms
  • workshops, laboratories, exterior rooms with windows, elevators, stairwells, nonmasonry buildings, utility areas, mobile units or vehicles

Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.