Hurricane Florence FAQs


Faculty and Staff 

Get NinerReady by reviewing the adverse weather safety tips on Emergency Management’s website including a checklist for building an emergency kit. Resources are also available on

Please visit the Operating Conditions FAQ to learn what faculty, staff and students should do in each of the three Operating Conditions.

University employees enrolled in direct deposit will receive their pay as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 14. Currently, paper checks will be mailed on Monday, Sept. 17,  to employees who receive them. If adverse weather affects University operating conditions on Monday, employees who receive paper checks will receive additional notification. Instructions about how enroll in direct deposit are available in the FAQ "How to set up Direct Deposit."

Mandatory employees are employees who are REQUIRED to remain on or report to campus during events in which the University has reduced (C1) or suspended (C2) operations.  Mandatory employees will have received advanced written instructions issued by their vice chancellor (or designee) or special notice from an appropriate supervisor, requiring that the employee report to work on a regular schedule during C2 and C3 events.

Non-mandatory employees are employees who have not otherwise been designated as Mandatory Employees during adverse weather or emergency events. Please review University Policy 701 - Adverse Weather and Emergency Events for additional information.

In Condition 1, mandatory employees are expected to work as scheduled. Non-mandatory employees also are expected to report to work as scheduled. However, non-mandatory employees should exercise good judgement assessing if they can safely travel to campus. If non-mandatory employees determine they cannot safely report to work, they should immediately contact their supervisor to discuss how they will account for their missed time.


In Condition 2, Mandatory employees are expected to work as scheduled. Any non-exempt mandatory employees required to report or remain on campus will receive equal time off on an hour-for-hour basis. Non-mandatory employees should not report to work. However, time missed must be accounted for in consultation with the employee's supervisor. See the question below for ways in which employees can account for their time. It is important to note that if you have a teleworking agreement in place with the University and you are capable of teleworking (e.g., you have access to University-approved or authorized computing equipment and necessary utilities, such as power and the Internet), you are expected to do so. If you are unable to work due to loss of utilities, you should notify your supervisor and account for your time missed.

More information can be found in the Operating Conditions FAQs.

Non-mandatory employees must account for their time in Condition 1 and Condition 2. Non-mandatory employees should consult with their supervisors to determine which of the options below best serves the needs of the employee and their office. These include: compensatory time (must be used if available), telecommuting, annual or bonus leave, make up time within 90 days, or leave without pay.

The University will continue to keep the campus community updated on Hurricane Florence through NinerNotices, NinerAlerts, social media, and the Emergency Management website.

The decision to move the University to a C2 status was made out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students and employees, based on the weather forecast information available at that time. When the decision was made to go to C2, there were no plans to play the football game on Thursday.

The Charlotte 49ers' opponents for this game are Old Dominion University's Monarchs. The team made its way to Charlotte earlier than usual this week because of an evacuation order in Norfolk, Virginia. Once it became clearer the hurricane's impact on Charlotte would be later than originally forecasted, the decision was made Wednesday to play the game on Thursday since ODU was already on campus and the ability to schedule a make-up date seemed unlikely.


Students and families

Get NinerReady by reviewing the adverse weather safety tips on Emergency Management’s website, including a checklist for building an emergency kit. Resources are also available on

Yes, residence halls will remain open and students are welcome to stay in their rooms.

The latest information on changes to Niner Transit and other on-campus transportation services is available online or by following @unccparking on Twitter.

Charlotte Area Transit continues to monitor the weather situation with safety as first priority. Riders should use caution when entering/exiting platforms and vehicles as surfaces will be wet and may become slippery.  If flooding occurs riders should expect delays/detours.  As set per the national standard, CATS will cease operation of the light rail if flooding covers the top of the rail or wind gusts exceed 58 MPH. Stay up-to-date by checking alerts at and CATS’ Twitter account, @CATSRideTransit, or call CATS Customer Service, 704-336-7433. 

The Hurricane Florence page on Emergency Management’s website has all the latest information, including links to dining, bookstore and Auxiliary Services hours and other impacted areas, activities and events.

Yes, campus police patrol campus 24/7, regardless of weather conditions. To reach them dial 911 from a campus phone or 704-687-2200 from a cell phone. You can also contact them through the LiveSafe app

Lots 14 and 27 are located in low lying areas and will be closed in case the campus experiences a flood event. All other parking lots will be open.

The Charlotte 49ers football game scheduled for Saturday has been moved to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. More information is available on the Charlotte 49ers website and additional information on parking will be sent in a separate email. Other games have been rescheduled or postponed.

For the latest Charlotte 49ers information, follow them on Facebook or Twitter or visit their website.

Residence Halls have back-up power for life/safety needs. However, other buildings on campus with communal space do have generators that will allow us to feed and house students should the campus experience a loss of power.
The Monday, Sept. 17, deadline for December graduation has been extended to Monday, Sept. 24, for those students unable to submit by Sept. 17

While the University must make decisions based on the conditions on campus, it is important to remember the weather in other areas may be more severe. Please use your best judgment about your safety and the needs of your family during this storm as you determine your ability to travel or attend class or work.  

If you cannot attend class, you should immediately contact your instructors to inform them of your situation. It is up to each individual instructor as to what accommodations can be made for missed classes.

  • Student Assistance and Support Services website at (704-687-0289)

  • Counseling and Psychological Services at caps.uncc. edu (704-687-0311)

  • Dean of Students Office at (704-687-0345) -- should not be used to obtain written excuse for class absence

  • Student Health Center at at (704-687-7400)