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Barton College Weather Alert

Friday, September 22, 2023

WEATHER ALERT  – September 22, 2023

Members of the Barton College Community,

The College is monitoring the weather for this weekend, as there is a tropical storm warning for eastern N.C. counties. However, we do not anticipate any disruptions in the weekend’s schedule of events and activities.
Please use good judgment and caution as you travel this weekend, as the forecast does include heavy rain and the possibility of 30-40 mph wind gusts this evening. Rain and windy conditions will continue through early tomorrow evening.  However, the weather should improve significantly on Sunday.
Thank you,
Kathy Daughety
Office of Public Relations

Weather Advisory 2 for Barton College

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Weather Advisory 2

Members of the Barton College Community,

As a result of Hurricane Idalia’s approach toward North Carolina, Barton College will delay opening offices until 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2023.  The first classes to meet on Thursday will be the 11 a.m. classes.

Vice Presidents will be in touch with their teams to determine essential personnel who will need to arrive on campus at the regularly scheduled time tomorrow morning.

The Culinary Center will follow its regular operating schedule for meals on Thursday.

Please continue to monitor your Barton email, the Barton College website (weather advisory red alert bar at the top of the website’s homepage), and social media for updates.

Road conditions may vary from town to town tomorrow. Please use caution and good judgment as you travel to work and classes on Thursday morning.

Please notify your professor or supervisor if your travel conditions prevent you from following the adjusted schedule tomorrow.

Thank you,

Kathy Daughety

Office of Public Relations

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT — Barton Coronavirus Response Update 9

Monday, March 27, 2023

Dear Members of the Barton College Community,

As Barton College continues to navigate these uncharted waters, we remain steadfast in our commitment to this campus community.  We are grateful for the partnerships we share with the Wilson County Health Department and others across the state as their guidance continues to help us determine next best steps moving forward.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our decisions have been guided by two key priorities: to make sure our students, staff, and faculty are safe, and to provide an excellent education in a rapidly changing environment.

As trends in the pandemic have escalated, these updates define Barton College’s service and support through the end of the spring 2020 semester:

  1. Barton College classes will continue in remote delivery through the end of the semester.  For many students, this will mean continuing in the remote courses that began a week ago.  For others, end-of-the-semester activities will need to be adjusted in order to ensure that the course outcomes are met.  We are committed to ensuring that students meet the learning outcomes for all of their courses.
  1. Commencement will be postponed until the end of Fall Semester 2020.  The date for the commencement ceremony will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Postponing the commencement does not impede students from graduating.  All students who have applied for graduation and met graduation requirements will receive their Barton diplomas by mail at the end of the spring semester in May. More details about the date of commencement will be forthcoming.
  1. All public and College-sponsored events that were to have been held on campus during the rest of spring semester are either postponed or cancelled.  Event organizers will be in touch with their audiences about postponement or cancellation.
  1. With the Governor initiating a state-wide shelter at home order, Barton employees will move to a work from home option with a small contingency of essential personnel working on campus, as allowed by the essential services provision of the Executive Order. College resources will continue, and constituents should check email regularly for information about ongoing programs and services. A small number of students remain on campus and will shelter-in-place at Barton.
  1. To assist with the hardships associated with COVID-19, work study students employed with the College as of March 13, 2020, will have their pay continued based on the schedule of hours submitted by their supervisor. This means whether students have performed work or not worked due to the COVID-19 caused interruptions between March 13, 2020 and April 29 (last day of previously scheduled classes), the College will issue this pay for time scheduled to work. Students will see direct deposits made to their bank accounts on file with payroll during the regular pay dates of April 24, and May 25 if applicable.
  1. Barton is reviewing room and board charges for the spring semester in order to extend partial credit as appropriate. Students who have room or board plans will hear from the Business Office by April 10th about any account adjustments.

Even while traditional courses and on-campus services are changing, we will continue to meet our mission.  The College is committed to providing personalized service during this period of remote operations. Watch, for instance, for a virtual Day of Scholarship that goes live on April 7, as well as other opportunities to stay connected to the Barton College community.

Thank you for your patience as we work to prioritize the safety of our community and the academic enterprise we all value. Know that we even though we are separated by distance, we are united in spirit and resolve. Barton College continues to offer the light of life as we endure this uncertain time, and I send my personal best wishes to each of you for health and hope until we are together again.

Grace and Peace,

Douglas N.  Searcy, Ph.D.


Barton College

(Information continues to be provided on Barton’s Coronavirus Response webpage at where you will find contact information and links for additional resources and support.)



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Barton College Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Storm Nicole

 Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022


Members of the Barton College Community,

Barton College is on a normal operating schedule.  We are monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole as it approaches North Carolina, and we will alert you if there are any changes to the College’s schedule.

Thank you,

Kathy Daughety

Office of Public Relations



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