ECU cancels classes until further notice

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - East Carolina University says classes are canceled through Monday and until further notice.

The university canceled classes at noon on Monday to allow students to safely get home in advance of the hurricane.

ECU also closed all the dorms and says just 35 students remain on campus.

The university says students and staff will be given 24-hour notice of resumption of classes to allow those to get back to Greenville.

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ECU says only about 35 students are still on campus as the residence halls close.

ECU announced Tuesday it would close residence halls at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Students who live on campus who could not leave were asked to notify Campus Living.

Jamie Smith, Assistant Director for East Carolina University News Services says, "The evacuations have gone well and students seem to be taking the warnings seriously." Smith adds that the students who are remaining on campus will be housed in one area.

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East Carolina University says it will be closing all residence halls at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Classes at ECU are cancelled through Friday, and originally the university said it would allow on-campus students to stay in the dorms if they couldn't go home.

For on-campus students who can't leave must notify Campus Living at 252-328-4663.

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East Carolina University will cancel classes ahead of Hurricane Florence.

The university says classes scheduled to start after noon Tuesday will be cancelled. All classes will then be cancelled for the remainder of the week.

Students are "highly encouraged" to go home before tropical force winds that are expected to hit Greenville Wednesday night.

ECU says residence halls will remain open for those students who live on campus and can't go home.

An ECU call center will be in operation at 252-737-5100 for students, parents, and staff who have non-emergency questions related to the hurricane. It will be staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

For employees, beginning at noon. Tuesday, the university will be operating under Condition 1. Beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, the university will operate under Condition 2 continuing through 5 p.m. Sunday.