Winter Weather Update


Updated Saturday, January 7, 2:00 p.m. 


We are continuing to monitor conditions in our region that may impact operations. Conditions in the area of the university are rapidly improving. At this time, UNC Pembroke remains open and operating with some modifications to scheduled activity.

Students and parents please monitor conditions in your area as well as travel routes returning to campus. We strongly advise students against travelling until Sunday. Conditions may be more severe in areas to the north and west of Pembroke; please ensure you have reviewed your entire route to campus before traveling.

We understand that students in the areas more severely impacted by the winter storm may be absent from classes on Monday. If you anticipate this occurring, please contact your instructors immediately to notify them of your absence. New or transferring students who have not registered can do so on Monday. For additional questions on registering, scheduling or weather-related changes to your plans, email We have posted some of the most frequently asked questions at

Faculty and staff in affected areas should notify their supervisor, manager or department head if they are experiencing challenges related to the weather event. Please ensure you travel only if it is safe to do so in your immediate area.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff will remain a top priority. We will continue to monitor conditions throughout the weekend and provide additional updates if warranted.

We look forward to having everyone back on campus safely this week!



Updated Friday, January 6, 1:30 p.m. 


We continue to monitor forecasts for winter weather beginning the evening of Friday, January 6 through Sunday, January 8. While exact impacts remain uncertain, we anticipate winter weather to affect our area. 

The forecast indicates that winter precipitation will likely begin as a rain/snow mix Friday night and transition to snow early Saturday. Winter precipitation may end Saturday afternoon; however, conditions will persist making travel hazardous in many areas. 

Students and parents please monitor conditions in your area as well as travel routes returning to campus. We strongly advise students against travelling on Saturday. Please use caution and do not attempt to return to campus while conditions remain dangerous. Residence halls have opened today, January 6, for returning and new students who wish to avoid traveling tomorrow. The cafeteria is open today, January 6, 3 – 5 p.m. and regular dining hours resume tomorrow, January 7. 

Students who will be absent from classes due to weather conditions should contact their instructors immediately. For additional questions on registering and scheduled orientation, you can email your questions to

Faculty and staff who are scheduled to work during the winter weather event should refer to the Adverse Weather Policy (Condition 1) to determine their course of action. 

We will continue to update our campus community throughout the weather event and as information becomes available. Please refer to our website, your email accounts and social media channels for more information. 


Due to the anticipated impact of Winter Storm Helena, New Student Orientation for undergraduate and graduate students has been canceled.  Orientation for The Graduate School scheduled for Saturday will be cancelled, and all new graduate students will receive further instructions via email.

To accommodate undergraduate students, the Center for Student Success will be offering two additional abbreviated sessions for undergraduate students to receive advising and register for classes.  These sessions are scheduled as follows:

Friday, January 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday, January 9, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

For all available sessions, please arrive and check-in at the D.F. Lowry Building room 324.  CAMPUS MAP If you previously registered to attend the undergraduate New Student Orientation, you will be receiving additional information via email.  If you were recently admitted as an undergraduate student, please join us for one of the sessions listed above. 

Returning students will be allowed to move-in to the residence halls and campus apartments beginning Friday. Please contact Housing and Residence Life for additional information. Move-in for new students will be as follows:

Friday, January 6, 1 - 3 p.m.

Monday, January 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Your questions and concerns regarding the adjusted orientation schedule can be addressed by emailing Please continue to check back for updates as weather conditions evolve.

Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Derek Oxendine, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Student Success