Elon to operate on normal schedule today

UPDATED FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 5:45 A.M.: Elon will operate as normal Friday. Elon Law in Greensboro opens at 9 a.m.

Elon University classes and operations will operate on a normal schedule for Friday, Feb. 19. Elon Law in Greensboro will open at 9 a.m.

Students who missed their COVID-19 testing appointments on Thursday have been contacted about rescheduling their appointments for Saturday.

The Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service continues through 7 a.m. today and precipitation is expected to taper off by 1 p.m. With overnight temperatures in the low 30s some icy or slick spots are possible in the area, especially on elevated surfaces, such as bridges and overpasses.

Campus roads and walkways are wet, but have limited icing. Physical Plant staff have been checking conditions and addressing any areas of concern. Caution is advised when driving or walking because some slippery spots are possible. With temperatures rising into the mid 40s over the course of the day, conditions will continue to improve. Continued caution is advised later tonight and tomorrow morning, as colder temperatures could re-freeze any remaining precipitation on roads or sidewalks.

Some areas in the northern sections of our region received higher levels of ice in this storm. Faculty and staff who live some distance from campus and who might be prevented from safely traveling to campus should notify their respective dean (faculty) or supervisor (staff). Students who might be prevented from traveling safely should contact their instructors.

We are thankful that our area was spared the worst impact of this storm and appreciate the preparation of students, faculty and staff, as well as the efforts of the essential staff who kept campus operating yesterday. We also remain mindful of people in other areas of the country who are suffering the prolonged impact of severe weather and power outages.

Weather Information Resources

For those not on campus who are interested in keeping up with how Elon and the surrounding area are impacted by severe weather, we’ve pulled together a variety of resources to keep you informed.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service’s Raleigh Forecast Office – https://www.weather.gov/rah/ – offers the most localized information about how Hurricane Florence will impact the Elon area. A detailed forecast for Alamance County, where Elon is located, including a detailed forecast is available here.

Elon Resources

Elon University will continue to post valuable information on Today at Elon. Members of the campus community are also encouraged to sign up for notifications through the E-Alert system.

Social Media

Elon’s social media channels will offer the best overview of what’s happening on campus and will be updated regularly with useful information from around campus. Additionally, a Twitter list maintained by the Elon University News Bureau brings together a variety of sources providing updates about severe weather.

Elon University Facebook page –  https://www.facebook.com/ElonUniversity/
Elon University Twitter – https://twitter.com/elonuniversity
Elon University News Bureau Twitter List – Elon Weather Information

Local media outlets


WFMY (Greensboro) – https://www.wfmynews2.com/weather
WGHP (High Point) – https://myfox8.com/weather/
WXII (Winston-Salem) – https://www.wxii12.com/weather
Spectrum News (Greensboro) – http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/weather


Burlington Times-News – http://www.thetimesnews.com
Elon News Network (the university’s student media outlet) – http://www.elonnewsnetwork.com/
Greensboro News & Record – https://www.greensboro.com
Raleigh News & Observer – https://www.newsobserver.com