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USC's Columbia campus will be closed Tuesday (Jan. 28) due to impending winter weather. University offices will be closed and all classes will be cancelled. Snow and ice are expected to impact much of South Carolina, including the Midlands. No decision has been made for university operations on Wednesday (Jan. 29).

The SC Emergency Management Division has instructed, "State government offices and their employees will follow the same winter weather hazard decisions made by the county government officials where the state office is located." Richland County announced the decision to close on Tuesday earlier this evening.

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the campus from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Facilities and Law Enforcement have begun staging resources and making preparations should snow and ice impact our campus. At this point in time, faculty and staff should exercise judgment in rescheduling meetings planned for Wednesday, particularly involving parties travelling from out-of-town. Faculty who have research that is dependent on utilities please note that we are being warned that services may be interrupted.
Take appropriate precautions and be prepared to implement your contingency plans if needed.

Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. General tips on preparing for winter weather can be found at:

View the latest updates directly at or follow the links provided on the Gateways, accessed from the top left of the homepage. You also can monitor local media outlets or call the USC emergency information hotline at 803-777-5700.