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Recent Alerts

Learn about situations such as crime alerts, university closings and health or weather advisories that aren’t immediately threatening to life safety but warrant a notification.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID - 19) https://sc.edu/safety/coronavirus/

03/16/2020 11:37 am

Please visit https://sc.edu/safety/coronavirus/ which contains background on coronavirus, resources and important updates for the Gamecock community.


Carolina Alert: This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification system. In a real emergency, this message will contain important alert information. This is only a test.Carolina Alert Th

03/10/2020 1:12 pm

Carolina Alert: This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification system. In a real emergency, this message will contain important alert information. This is only a test. Carolina Alert This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification system. In a real emergency, this message will contain important alert information. This is only a test.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

02/13/2020 12:50 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until Thursday,February 13,2020 12:30pm.


UofSC Columbia CampusDue to expected inclement weather, all classes for the remainder of Thursday Feb. 6 are cancelled. Monitor Carolina Alert or www.sc.edu/weather for updates.

02/07/2020 9:00 am

UofSC Columbia Campus Due to expected inclement weather, all classes for the remainder of Thursday Feb. 6 are cancelled. Monitor Carolina Alert or www.sc.edu/


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

02/07/2020 9:00 am

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:45pm. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=42505974 Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/law_enforcement_and_safety/emergency-procedures/natural-disasters-fire/index.php Please monitor https://sc.edu/carolinaalert and local media for more information and updates.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

01/11/2020 10:28 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:30pm. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=41670854 Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/law_enforcement_and_safety/emergency-procedures/natural-disasters-fire/index.php Please monitor https://sc.edu/carolinaalert and local media for more information and updates.


A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus. Seek safe shelter immediately. Check https://sc.edu/carolinaalert for more info.

10/31/2019 6:42 pm

A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus. Seek safe shelter immediately. Check https://sc.edu/carolinaalert for more info.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

10/31/2019 6:42 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:00pm. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=39837553 Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/law_enforcement_and_safety/emergency-procedures/natural-disasters-fire/index.php Please monitor https://sc.edu/carolinaalert and local media for more information and updates.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

09/27/2019 5:35 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued September 27 at 4:00PM EDT until September 27 at 4:45PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

09/13/2019 6:24 pm

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued September 13 at 5:18PM EDT until September 13 at 6:15PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC



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