Weather Advisory 1 — Hurricane Dorian

Barton College 

Weather Advisory 1 — Hurricane Dorian 

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 6:59 p.m.

Barton College’s Emergency Response Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and the anticipated storm track models. As a result of newly updated reports, the College has made the following decisions.

CLASS AND ACTIVITY CANCELLATION SCHEDULE  – All classes and all campus activities (including athletics’ practices and competitions, as well as all departments’ and schools’ and campus organization activities) will be canceled beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, 2019. We anticipate the College will resume its normal operating schedule at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 7, 2019, and classes will resume a normal meeting schedule on Monday, September 9, 2019. (Please monitor College updates as noted in the list below.)

CAMPUS OFFICES’ CLOSURE SCHEDULE – College Offices will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  Offices will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, reopening on Monday, September 9, 2019. Essential personnel will remain on duty as assigned by their supervisors.

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS  –  Residential students are highly encouraged to either travel home or find a friend with whom they can stay during the storm. Residence halls will remain open and staffed to accommodate those students who choose to stay on campus. All residential students are required to register with Residence Life Staff about where they will be staying during the storm period. Please stay safe, and use good judgment and caution if you choose to travel away from campus during this storm period.

Please note that the Office of Residence Life will be sending an email directly to all residential students with further instructions by 9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, September 3, 2019).

COMMUTING STUDENTS – Any currently enrolled commuting students who would feel more comfortable staying on campus during the storm, please contact Jeff Tilson, director of housing and residence life, at, by Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 5 p.m., and he will assist you with temporary accommodations.

DURING THE STORM – Students remaining on campus must abide by storm-related guidelines, which require everyone to remain in their assigned residence halls on campus from 8 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 until 8 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. The exception will be to walk as a group to the Hamlin Culinary Center for meals at the designated times below.

MEAL SCHEDULE – For residential students who cannot leave campus, please be advised that meal service will continue on a regular schedule on Wednesday evening. The only meals served on Thursday will be Breakfast from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Lunch from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; and Dinner from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday’s meal schedule will begin with Breakfast at 8 a.m. and, then, resume a normal operating schedule for the remainder of the day. (Contingent on weather conditions.)

VEHICLE OWNERS – Anyone leaving a vehicle on campus during the storm period should move the vehicle to a paved parking lot on high ground, including the Hackney/Waters Parking Lot, the Bell Tower Parking Lot, the Hackney Library Parking Lot, or the Ragan Writing Center Parking Lot.  ***DO NOT leave vehicles on grass or unpaved parking lots or in any parking lots along ACC Drive, where heavy flooding occurs, including the Hamlin Student Center/Post Office Parking Lot.

MONITORING THE STORM AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – The College will continue to monitor the weather conditions. Students, faculty, and staff will be notified by email, website (, social media (;; and the inclement weather phone message lines — (252-399-6868) for students and (252-399-6600) for faculty/staff — for updates regarding the College’s operating schedule. Television stations: WRAL, WNCT, WITN, and WNCN will receive our updates. We also have been told that WRAL will share updates with FM radio station 101.5, and WITN will share updates with FM radio stations 93.3. and 95.1.


Please stay safe, and use good judgment and caution during this storm period.

Thank you,

Kathy Daughety

Office of Public Relations