The first few weeks of the year have definitely be a ~whirlwind~, and now Florence is on the way to make it a literal one. The University has cancelled classes starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and is encouraging students to evacuate if possible. But not everyone is able to leave, of course, so here are some tips for everyone who's hunkering down and waiting out the storm.
Until the University returns to Condition 1, the only places to get food on campus will be Chase Dining Hall and maybe Top of Lenoir. Carolina Dining Services said on their website, "Our staff will be making every attempt to maintain as many options as possible, but please bear with us as we navigate through this event."
Chase Dining Hall is currently scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Top of Lenoir is also scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
These times are definitely subject to change depending on the severity of the weather, but we will keep you updated here if there are any developments.
Get ready to spend lots of time in your dorm room if you're staying through Florence. All residence halls are staying open through the hurricane, but make sure to reply to the Housing email you should've received Tuesday stating that you'll be staying. If you can't find the email, reach out to your RA and they should be able to help.
At least half of the resident adviser staff will be sticking it out in Chapel Hill with you, so even though your RA might not be here, there will definitely be someone who can help if you need something. Check with your RA and they can let you know if they're staying, and who you should go to instead if they're leaving. Also, the community office should have someone on duty to answer the phone 24/7, even if the power goes out. You can also contact your community director if you have any concerns.