Campus Operations and Inclement Weather Alerts

The latest information and details for the College community about campus emergencies and other incidents.

Weather Alert – Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:41 a.m.


Due to the threat of severe weather in Eastern NC this afternoon and early evening, all seated classes and athletic events and practices will end at 1:00 p.m. and the College will officially close, except essential services, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. This includes all school activities, the Library, Taylor Recreation Center (TRC), Hartness Student Center, Wow Café and tonight’s SGA meeting. The cafeteria will operate on its normal schedule. Should imminently threatening weather approach, changes to the operational schedule will be announced via Bishop Alerts.

Resident Advisors, Community Leaders, Area Directors and campus security will all be available as needed during this time. Gusty winds could cause downed trees or limbs to break and fall. If you are out, please be aware of your surroundings as lightning, hail and isolated tornadoes have all been associated with this storm system.

All Durham, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount Adult & Professional Studies classes are also cancelled tonight, Thursday March 18. Students should monitor their email for assignments from their instructors.

Staff who drive a considerable distance (to the west), should work with their supervisor if they need to leave earlier.

Please monitor local weather media outlets, Bishop Alerts, and the College’s main social media accounts for updated information.

Weather Advisory – Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:58 p.m.

We are monitoring the severe weather pattern expected to impact our area tomorrow afternoon or early evening. We are aware that it has the potential for damaging winds, hail and possibly small tornadoes as it passes over Eastern NC. The College will re-assess weather reports in the morning based on the latest forecasted movement, timing and intensity of the storms. Any change to the College’s normal operating hours will be announced by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.

Note: The safety of the NC Wesleyan College community is our highest priority.

To register to receive alerts and for more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs (252.985.5178) or Registrar’s Office. The College must have the proper resources to notify you on the Campus Emergency Notification System (Blackboard Connect).

Important Notifications

The NCWC Alert webpage,, is the primary location for emergency news and situational updates. In case of campus emergencies or other notification devices activate, NCWC Alert webpage is the most accurate source of real time information.

In an emergency, NC Wesleyan will send out text messages as quick as possible. Please remember that delivery of text messages to your device is dependent on your provider and may be delayed. Text messages are only used for serious emergencies and not for follow up information unless it is needed for public safety.


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