To prepare for the impact of Hurricane Irma, Pfeiffer University officials are monitoring the path and strength of the storm as it approaches the southeast United States. Although the storm’s strength is expected to be weakened, there is still a possibility of flooding, power outages and wind damage.
Due to the forecasts of Hurricane Irma’s path, students are advised to consider possible impacts on travel early next week and to take precautions. The University will make future updates if class schedules and operations are to be effected. The details below are currently being followed by the University and will be updated moving forward.
- There has been no decision on class schedules for next week starting on Monday, September 11. University officials will continue to monitor Hurricane Irma’s path and make further announcements as necessary. This applies to all three campuses. Students will be notified of any changes through school email, social media and text alert (through the LiveSafe app).
- Students, faculty, staff and Pfeiffer community members are encouraged to download the free LiveSafe app for Pfeiffer University to receive text notifications and have the ability to report incidents and check-in with the University. Go to http://links.livesafemobile.com/Pfeiffer, enter your cell phone number and you will receive a text message with a link to the app.
- Pfeiffer athletic events scheduled for next week will be monitored. If any changes are made, Pfeiffer Athletics will announce details on the athletic website (gofalconsports.com) and social media accounts.
- Pfeiffer University officials will ensure that all residence halls remain open, in addition to the Stokes Student Center, on the Misenheimer campus for residential students. The Office of Student Development will have staff available to monitor and assist on campus.
- The Misenheimer campus dining hall and Pfeiffer’s food service provider, Sodexo, have preparations in place to ensure students have three meals a day for residential students. Students living off campus are encouraged to take necessary precautions to have a supply of food and water before the storm impacts the area.
- Resident assistants in each residential hall will have emergency supplies including flashlights, batteries and first aid kits. Students are encouraged to have this equipment as well but refrain from using prohibited materials such as candles.
- Should the Misenheimer campus lose power, generators will be used to power the dining hall and necessary operations. An emergency phone line will be operational as well, if the campus loses power, and can be reached at 704-463-1363. Students on campus can call the Misenheimer Police for public safety assistance at (704) 463-3000. For life-threatening emergencies, always dial 911.