USC Upstate to Operate on Two-Hour Delay on Wednesday, Feb. 18

February 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm

USC Upstate will operate on a two-hour (2) delay on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. Offices will open at 10:30 a.m. This includes campuses in Spartanburg, Greenville and The George.

Students will report to 10 a.m. classes or their next scheduled class.

University officials will continue to monitor the weather and its potential effects on operations and remain in communication with Spartanburg  County Government regarding decisions on delays or closings.

As a state agency, the University must follow the delay and closing determinations of Spartanburg Government. (Please note this is not Spartanburg County school districts.)

If Spartanburg County government is closed or delayed, we will send notifications using the SpartAlert system: text messages, email, social media and www.uscupstate.edu.  We will also notify local news outlets to include our delays and closings with their announcements.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Upstate region of South Carolina with snow, ice and sleet expected throughout the evening and into Tuesday morning. Students, faculty and staff driving to our campuses are encouraged to make travel decisions based on the conditions in your area. Those unable to travel should communicate with your supervisor or professors.

All members of the USC Upstate family are encouraged to use caution when walking or driving to, in or around campus. Always obey all signs, caution tape, etc. Use only south entrances to enter the buildings (facing I-585) as those will be cleared  by our grounds crews. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. General inclement weather preparedness information can be found at www.uscupstate.edu/weather.

Students may register for SpartAlert Emergency Notification System through my.sc.edu.   Faculty and staff may register for SpartAlert Emergency Notification System through VIP.

Follow @USCUpstate on Twitter for weather related and other emergency notifications.