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Furman monitoring Tropical Storm Ian; Family Weekend, football game will take place


Last updated September 27, 2022

By Clinton Colmenares, Director of News and Media Strategy

Updated Thursday, Sept. 29

The latest forecast from our partners at the National Weather Service shows Tropical Storm Ian taking a path that puts more severe weather to the east of Greenville and Furman’s campus. We still expect 2 to 3 inches of rain and wind gusts beginning today, but classes and other campus activities will operate under normal schedules.

Students, faculty and staff should check their local weather and use caution when driving. Anyone who feels unsafe to travel to campus on Friday should contact their professors or supervisors.

Saturday’s Family Weekend activities will continue. Visit the Family Weekend website and schedule of events to stay current on all activities and locations.

Saturday’s Paladins football game against Samford will be played with kickoff at 2 p.m. Tailgating will be allowed, but tents will not be permitted due to the danger of potential wind gusts. Fan Fest activities will not take place.

If you are traveling to campus, use caution and avoid driving through large puddles or standing water on roadways. Students and employees should be aware of their surroundings while walking on campus during strong winds and rain. Furman Police will continue to monitor campus conditions and send alerts if conditions become unsafe.

Students, faculty and staff will receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Posted Tuesday, Sept. 27

Furman University is monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Ian with our partners at the National Weather Service. We will have an update about Family Weekend and other activities on campus on Thursday when the storm’s potential impact on our area is better understood.

According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, the hurricane is expected to make landfall on Florida’s West Coast in the next day or two.

The remnants of the storm will likely bring winds and heavy rainfall to the Upstate beginning Thursday night and lasting through the weekend.

Information about how Furman prepares for inclement weather situations is available here. More information about general hurricane preparedness can be found at the National Weather Service.

Use caution when traveling to campus this weekend and avoid possible flooded areas. Be aware of your surroundings while walking on campus during strong winds and rain.

The university will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates on this page as necessary. Students, faculty and staff will receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Last updated September 27, 2022
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Clinton Colmenares
Director of News and Media Strategy