Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus

Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus 

Posted September 15, 2018 


Members of the Barton Community,  

We hope this message finds you and your families safe and well, as we prepare to re-open the campus following Hurricane Florence. 

Barton College will resume a normal class schedule beginning Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m.  (The College will need to add extra class sessions for the Tuesday classes at the end of the semester. Faculty will adjust their syllabi to make sure that students complete all necessary course work this semester. Please watch for those details as the semester continues.) 

Athletic practices and games, as well as campus meetings and events will also resume on Wednesday, September 19. 

Residence Halls will re-open on Monday, September 17, at Noon for students who are able to return safely to campus and would like to return early. Residence Hall desk staffing will resume that evening, and campus activities for students are being planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings.  

*Please note that Hamlin Dining Hall and the Willis N. Hackney Library will also re-open on Monday, September 17, at Noon.

Safety remains our top priority. Students who are unable to return for Wednesday classes should contact the Office of Student Success and their professors, who will work with each student to catch up on missed work. 

College Offices will resume a normal operating schedule on Tuesday, September 18, at 8:15 a.m. Please notify your supervisor if your travel conditions prevent you from following the College’s operating schedule for returning to work on Tuesday.

We encourage everyone to use good judgment and caution as you travel back to campus. Please be safe, as road conditions may vary from town to town.  

Please also continue to monitor Barton email, the Barton website, Barton social media (,,, and the inclement weather message lines at (252-399-6868) for students and (252-399-6600) for faculty/staff.

The Physical Plant staff has already begun its work cleaning up the campus to prepare for students, faculty, and staff to return.  Our thanks is offered to essential campus personnel who remained on duty throughout the storm period. Your service is very much appreciated. 

Thank you,

Kathy Daughety

Office of Public Relations