UofSC Columbia Campus to close Friday

September 29, 2022

Due to anticipated inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Ian, all classes scheduled for the Columbia campus for Friday, Sept. 30 are canceled, including all in-person and virtual classes. As a state agency, the university follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County government.

Friday’s closure will not impact classes, games or other activities scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29.

Essential campus operations like food service, housing, health services and virtual academic support services will continue throughout the closure. Essential employees are required to report to campus. Employees should check with their supervisors for additional details.

The university is dedicating all available resources to the safety and welfare of our campus community, and over the past several days, we have been in constant communication with city, county and state officials and putting appropriate plans into place.

Currently, the storm is projected to bring 3-5 inches of rain and strong winds to the Midlands. Please exercise caution if you must travel during the storm. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground. Monitor Carolina Alert for flash flood warnings that may impact campus. Areas that are especially prone to flooding include:

  • Intersection of Main and Whaley streets
  • Parking lots behind 300 Main St.
  • Parking lots behind the Blatt P.E. Center
  • Sumter Street under the railroad bridge
  • Pickens Street under the pedestrian crossing
  • Five Points

The safety of our campus community is a primary concern of the university, so please monitor sc.edu/weather, social media and Carolina Alert for updates.