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Tropical Storm Isaias

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1 p.m.

BraveNation:

Thank you all for your diligent preparation in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias. Fortunately, Pembroke did not experience severe impacts as the storm system moved through our area. Facilities, Police and Public Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety staff monitored campus throughout the evening and early this morning. We are pleased to report campus sustained no flooding, no widespread power outages and no major damage from wind.

Campus operations and activities have now resumed normal schedules. Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 5. 

We hope you all remained safe. In the days ahead, our thoughts will be with those who have been affected by the storm's damage.


Monday, August 3, 2020 5:15 p.m. 

BraveNation: 

As Tropical Storm Isaias nears the Carolinas, the National Weather Service forecasts indicate it will produce heavy rain and wind throughout southeastern North Carolina tonight with more severe impacts possible in coastal areas. Forecasters predict the storm will likely move rapidly through the area with weather clearing by the morning hours. Students, faculty and staff should exercise caution tonight and refrain from unnecessary travel. In the event of an on-campus emergency, call campus police at 910.521.6235.

For employees, the university will operate on condition 1—reduced operations—from 5 p.m. Monday, August 3 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 4. UNC Pembroke will remain open; however, many non-mandatory operations may be reduced. Non-mandatory employees have the option to report late, leave early, or not work at all based on their own personal circumstances. However, employees are responsible for informing their supervisors in a timely manner of all such decisions. Employees must code available leave for any work time missed during a Condition 1 status unless their supervisor authorizes off-site work (e.g., teleworking) or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed time. Mandatory employees will be required to report to work if specifically directed by their supervisor. Otherwise, mandatory employees will follow the same guidelines as their non-mandatory colleagues. Employees can refer to the Adverse Weather Policy for additional information. 

Classes do not begin until Wednesday, August 5, and we anticipate beginning the academic year as scheduled.

Given the potential for inclement weather, some hours of operation for campus dining may be adjusted. The university has also changed move-in procedures and welcome week events as outlined below. 

MOVE-IN | Move-in hours will resume on Tuesday, August 4 from 1-5:30 p.m. If you were scheduled to arrive before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, you may now arrive any time between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  

WELCOME WEEK | Welcome Week activities scheduled for this evening have been moved to a virtual format, cancelled or rescheduled. We plan to resume activities at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday with a Nest Room meeting followed by Convocation at 2 p.m. Visit the Welcome Week page for the updated schedule for Tuesday.

Please ensure you have reviewed hurricane and storm emergency preparation measures. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has provided a hurricane resource guide for additional information.  

As additional information becomes available, and if university operations are affected further, UNCP will issue updates through email, at uncp.edu, on the university's social media, through the LiveSafe Mobile App and BRAVEAlert text messaging service. Download the LiveSafe App today to stay connected to safety alerts. If you have specific questions, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.  


Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:30 p.m.

BraveNation: 

As Tropical Storm Isaias travels along the coastline of Florida, the National Weather Service forecasts indicate it may present potential impacts to southeastern North Carolina beginning the evening of Monday, August 3 through the morning of Tuesday, August 4. We currently expect to see rainfall and strong winds across the region with more severe impacts likely in coastal areas. 

Classes do not begin until Wednesday, August 5, and we anticipate beginning the academic year as scheduled. 

Given the potential for inclement weather, the university has adjusted move-in procedures and welcome week events. More information is available below. 

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RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN CHANGES 

Monday, August 3 - Move-in will now take place from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If you were scheduled to arrive on Monday after 2:30 p.m., you may now arrive any time between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday OR during the Tuesday move-in schedule without requesting a new move-in time. 

Tuesday, August 4 - Move-in will now take place from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. If you were scheduled to arrive before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, you may now arrive any time between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday OR during the scheduled hours on Monday without requesting a new move-in time. 

WELCOME WEEK CHANGES 

Welcome Week activities scheduled for Monday after 3 p.m. have been moved to a virtual format, cancelled or rescheduled. We plan to resume activities at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with virtual Convocation. Visit the Welcome Week page for the updated schedule

EMPLOYEES

The university will operate on condition 1—reduced operations—from 5 p.m. Monday, August 3 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 4. UNC Pembroke will remain open; however, many non-mandatory operations may be reduced. 

Non-mandatory employees have the option to report late, leave early, or not work at all based on their own personal circumstances. However, employees are responsible for informing their supervisors in a timely manner of all such decisions. Employees must code available leave for any work time missed during a Condition 1 status, unless their supervisor authorizes off-site work (e.g., teleworking) or the Governor issues an Executive Order permitting leave with pay for any missed time.  

Mandatory employees will be required to report to work if specifically directed by their supervisor. Otherwise, mandatory employees will follow the same guidelines as their non-mandatory colleagues. Employees can refer to the Adverse Weather Policy for additional information.  

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Please ensure you have reviewed hurricane and storm emergency preparation measures to develop your personal safety plan for the storm season if you have not already done so. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has provided a hurricane resource guide for additional information. 

As additional information becomes available, and if the path and potential impacts of this storm affect university operations further, UNCP will issue updates through email, at uncp.edu, on the university's social media, through the LiveSafe Mobile App and BRAVEAlert text messaging service. Download the LiveSafe App today to stay connected to safety alerts. 

The next update will be available on Monday by approximately 5 p.m. If you have specific questions, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu


Saturday, August 1, 2020--Update on Housing Move-In

Dear Residential Student,

We continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Isaias as it approaches the Florida coast. To avoid and potential weather impacts to our areas, we will be adjusting the schedule for residence hall move-in on Monday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 4. 

In order to provide as safe a move-in process as possible, we are adjusting the move-in schedule as follows:

Monday, August 3 - Move-in will now take place from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. If you were scheduled to arrive on Monday after 2:30 p.m., you may now arrive any time between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday OR during the Tuesday move-in schedule without requesting a new move-in time.

Tuesday, August 4 - Move-in will now take place from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. If you were scheduled to arrive before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, you may now arrive any time between 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday OR during the scheduled hours on Monday without requesting a new move-in time.

We apologize for any inconvenience to your schedules this may cause, but we are making every effort to alert you as soon as possible to give you an opportunity to plan accordingly. 

It is important that you continue to monitor your email. Should changes occur in the projected path and timing, we may make additional adjustments for everyone's safety. 

Take care,

PAUL D. POSENER

DIRECTOR

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE


Friday, July 31, 2020

BraveNation:

While it is still too early to be certain of the exact path of Hurricane Isaias and the forecast for our area, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the situation with the National Weather Service as well as local and regional officials daily as they track the progression of the storm.

Now is a good time to ensure you have reviewed hurricane and storm emergency preparation measures to develop your personal safety plan for the storm season if you have not already done so. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has provided a hurricane resource guide for additional information.

As additional information becomes available, and if the path and potential impacts of this storm may affect university operations, UNCP will issue updates through email, at uncp.edu, on the university's social media, through the LiveSafe Mobile App and BRAVEAlert text messaging service. Download the LiveSafe App today to stay connected to safety alerts.

If you have specific questions, please email them to askUNCP@uncp.edu.