HURRICANE FLORENCE FAQS
If you have an emergency, please call 911 or ECU Police at 252-328-6787. Greenville Police Department’s non-emergency line is 252-329-4315.
When do classes resume?
Classes will resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, with flexibility and support for students who cannot travel or return at that time because of hurricane-related issues. Part of the decision to start classes on Wednesday is to give students extra travel time to return to campus. For the latest information, visit ecu.edu/alert.
What about students who are unable to return to campus safely by that time?
People are struggling with the impacts and remnants of Hurricane Florence. From Wilmington to New Bern to Fayetteville and all across North Carolina, Pirate Nation is with you. We are here to help you make sure your academic endeavors can be completed. But, first and foremost is the safety of our students.
Any student impacted by flooding and needing assistance can contact the Dean of Students Office by filling out an online form at bit.ly/2NecOEm, calling 252-328-9297 or emailing DOS@ecu.edu, whichever is easiest for you in your specific situation. Students should also notify professors in advance if they expect to miss classes.
The university is committed to supporting our students who cannot return by Wednesday for the start of classes. ECU is here and ready to help you on an individual basis to manage this difficult situation.
When do residence halls reopen?
The residence halls reopen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18.
When do student services reopen? (i.e. Dining, Transit, Rec Center, Library)?
Dining option are available starting Monday. Check studentaffairs.ecu.edu for the latest information on student affairs services.
ECU Transit is also offering shuttles from RDU airport to campus. Shuttles will leave RDU Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Students MUST reserve a seat by visiting www.ecu.edu/transit.
How does Hurricane Florence affect ECU staff?
Employees are on Condition 2 until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at which time Condition 1 begins and continues until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Staff who cannot report to work should contact their supervisor. If you have additional questions about conditions, please reference the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Regulation – Interim at https://www.ecu.edu/prr/06/45/02 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much damage did campus sustain?
East Carolina University Police Department officers and facilities services report limited effect on campus from Hurricane Florence with small branches and leaves down and localized street flooding. Greenville officials have also reported a limited effect on the city. The Tar River is expected to crest below flood stage on Monday, and the city has noted it does not anticipate needing to evacuate any residences adjacent to the river.
Which roads are closed/impacted?
ECU officials are encouraging caution as students prepare to return to campus for start of classes.
Students are asked to delay travel back to Greenville until Monday and should travel during daylight hours whenever possible. Please keep in mind during travel preparations that residence halls do not open until noon. Check your travel routes in advance to review road/highway conditions.
Please see the following resources for up-to-date travel information:
I have a question not answered here. Who do I contact?
The ECU Call Center, 252-737-5100, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Note: Page last updated 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.
Latest information for students regarding classes and for employees regarding condition status available at ecu.edu/alert.