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Upstate colleges, universities monitor Hurricane Florence

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Colleges across the Upstate are monitoring the weather as Hurricane Florence makes landfall. Some schools already announced the cancellation of classes, while others have encouraged students to regularly check school websites for updates.

Clemson University has not canceled classes or closed offices. The Clemson website says university officials continue to monitor the weather conditions.

USC Upstate officials also continue to monitor the weather. The school has a storm preparation website for updates.

Furman University canceled classes Thursday and today, but the university remains open, according to a news release. Any further cancellations or closings will be announced on the university website.

Furman alerted students remaining on campus through the weekend to be aware of falling trees and limbs caused by the storm, as well as localized flooding, the release said. The university is offering shuttle service via 15-passenger vans between the residence halls and the main areas of campus from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

North Greenville University canceled classes and most campus activities for today through Monday, Sept. 17, at both the Tigerville campus and the Tim Brashier Campus in Greer, according to a news release. The university will continue to offer essential services, including dining services, for those students remaining on campus.

Officials at Wofford College currently have no plans to cancel classes or close campus, according to the university website. The university said it will “continue to monitor forecasts, and we will make decisions regarding Wofford’s actions based on the best information available from the National Weather Service and local and state emergency preparedness agencies.”

The Greenville Technical College website says the school “will continue to monitor weather conditions and make appropriate decisions for the safety of students and employees. Please make the best decisions for your own situation and well-being even if the college has not adjusted any schedules.”

Anderson University canceled classes today and Monday, but offices remain open. The university website says the school has secured resources like food and water for the G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center, which is equipped with generators to maintain electricity in the event of a power outage.

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