CULLOWHEE – Due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Ivan, Western Carolina University is canceling classes in all locations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Sept. 16-18). 

“We are encouraging students to go home for their own safety and convenience since there is a probability that Hurricane Ivan will bring high winds that will cause power outages,” Chancellor John W. Bardo said.

For safety reasons, students are being asked to unplug all electrical appliances, including computers, hair dryers, fans, televisions, refrigerators, and stereos before leaving their residence halls.

Students and their families should check www.wcu.edu on Sunday, Sept. 19, or call (828) 227-2995 for information about classes for Monday, Sept. 20.  

The university is not being closed. Staff should follow the university's adverse weather policy.

For information, call the Office of Public Relations (828) 227-7327.

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