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Updated: Informational message from Alert Carolina on Hurricane Dorian

The University is currently operating under normal conditions and class schedules. Hurricane systems are dynamic, so we are closely monitoring the storm as it progresses and may change campus conditions if necessary.

A student walks in the rain near South Building.

Hurricane Dorian is now moving off the coasts of South and North Carolina. Central North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, will soon begin to feel its effects. Rain and wind are expected now through Friday morning.

The University is currently operating under normal conditions and class schedules. Hurricane systems are dynamic, so we are closely monitoring the storm as it progresses and may change campus conditions if necessary. Any change in conditions will be communicated via Alert Carolina.

Any change in condition will apply only to the main UNC campus in Chapel Hill. The Institute for Marine Sciences in Morehead City remains in Condition 3. The campus in Kannapolis will follow UNC-Charlotte’s protocols.

Chapel Hill Transit and Point-to-Point are available for travel to and around campus. Visit move.unc.edu for transit schedules and any changes to regular services.

For the most updated forecast and conditions, visit the National Weather Service Raleigh website.


Sept. 3 update

The University continues to monitor the path of Hurricane Dorian, and its effects on the Eastern coastal region. We are expecting wind gusts and moderate rain in the Chapel Hill area beginning 8 a.m. Thursday morning through Friday morning.

The University will be operating under normal conditions and class schedules. We encourage you to use caution and be aware of local conditions if traveling. Chapel Hill Transit and Point-to-Point are available for travel to and around campus. Visit move.unc.edu for transit schedules and any changes to regular services.

In the meantime, updates can be found at alertcarolina.unc.edu. We will provide you with an update no later than 11 a.m. Thursday. For the most updated forecast and conditions, visit the National Weather Service Raleigh webpage. If the forecast for our area changes or weather conditions worsen, we will communicate with campus sooner.

If you or your family are impacted by the storm, we have resources available to you. For students, if you are having issues returning to campus or from the areas that have been hit so far, and need assistance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 919-966-4042, as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, part of Campus Health Services at 919-966-3658. Faculty or staff may call the Employee Assistance Program, ComPsych, toll-free, 24 hours a day at 877-314-5841.


Originally published Sept. 2. 

The University is monitoring the path of Hurricane Dorian, and its effects on the Eastern coastal region. The path of hurricanes can be unpredictable, so it is hard to definitively say how the Chapel Hill area will be affected at this point. However, many of our staff have already started preparing our campus for the possible winds and rain we may receive. Currently, there are no changes to campus operations or scheduled events for the week at this time.

In the meantime, updates can be found at alertcarolina.unc.edu. We will provide you with an update no later than 11 a.m. Wednesday. If you are traveling this week we urge you to be aware of local conditions and exercise extreme caution.

If you or your family are impacted by the storm, we have resources available to you. For students, if you are having issues returning to campus or from the areas that have been hit so far, and need assistance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 919-966-4042, as well as Counseling and Psychological Services, part of Campus Health Services at 919-966-3658. Faculty or staff may call the Employee Assistance Program, ComPsych, toll-free, 24 hours a day at 877-314-5841.