UNCW Alert: Emergency and Safety Updates

This is the official UNCW Alert website and serves as an official source, along with the university's homepage, UNCW email and the university's social media feeds, of emergency information and statements/responses from the university. UNCW Alert emails, phone calls and/or text messages will be issued in the event of an urgent situation (e.g., a tornado warning, an active attacker) or an urgent update (e.g., the reopening of campus after a closure).

Weather Alert: Tropical Weather Conditions Expected in UNCW Area

July 2, 2022

Based on forecasts from the National Weather Service, tropical weather conditions are expected to affect the UNCW area today (July 2). Possible impacts from Tropical Storm Colin include heavy rain with isolated urban flooding, rip currents along area beaches, and wind gusts close to tropical storm strength.

Currently, circumstances do not warrant a change to UNCW’s operational schedule. While significant weather impacts are not expected, employees should refer to the Adverse Weather Policy (PDF), make the best decision for their circumstances and notify their supervisors accordingly.

The university will continue to monitor the storm. If conditions change, the university will send updates to faculty, staff and students. Please continue to monitor your campus email, the UNCW homepage, and UNCW social media feeds (Facebook and Twitter). Have a safe holiday weekend.


National Weather Center – Wilmington

National Hurricane Center

NWS rip current site

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UNCW is committed to year-round preparation for tropical weather systems and other emergencies. The university’s preparedness activities include training personnel, contracting with the private sector for resources, stockpiling critical materials, developing technology solutions and building relationships with community partners. UNCW is a Disaster-Resistant University and was the first university in North Carolina to receive the StormReady designation by the National Weather Service. More information...


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