WINTER STORM UPDATE - December 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Due to winter weather, Salem College offices will open at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 12. 

Parking Changes Reminder

Until further notice from Public Safety, all faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus must park in the FAC parking lot. Please do not park on front campus and in the historic district until Public Safety has notified the campus community that it is safe to do so as these roads are hazardous following a snow event. Until conditions improve to allow access to Pit parking lot as directed by Public Safety, the back gate and fire lane/road through campus from Pit parking to Church Street will remain closed to vehicles.

Cleared Walkways Update

Please see below an update and a link to a map showing cleared walkways on campus. (NOTE:  All walkways lead from the FAC parking lot where College faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus must park until further notice from Public Safety.) 

  • To access Main Hall:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot and turn right at the Student Center to head up the fire lane.  Turn right behind South residence hall, pass Public Safety on your left, and enter Main Hall via the mail room entrance on the lower back level.  
  • To access Sisters:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot and turn right at the Student Center to head up the fire lane.  Turn left after you pass Clewell residence hall to enter Sisters via the back doors.
  • To access Lehman:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot toward the Refectory.  After you pass the Refectory, head right on the cleared pathway toward Babcock residence hall.  This pathway remains clear up to Church Street so that you can enter the front door of Lehman.  ALTERNATIVELY, a pathway has been cleared today behind Sisters and around Clewell to access the front door of Lehman. 
  • To access Clewell:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot toward the Refectory. After you pass the Refectory, head right on the cleared pathway toward Babcock residence hall.  From Babcock residence hall, turn right on the cleared pathway to access Clewell basement. 

If you have questions or need assistance getting from the FAC parking lot to your office building, please feel free to contact Public Safety (336-917-5555). 

Map of Cleared Campus Walkways

Travel Reminder

When traveling to campus during inclement weather, please remember to plan ahead and allow yourself ample time as roadways continue to melt and driving conditions improve.  As always, please use your own best judgment when determining whether it is safe for you to travel to campus, and use extra care and caution when traveling in inclement weather.  Staff who are unable to travel to campus due to weather conditions should contact their supervisors.  Students with questions or concerns about exam scheduling due to weather conditions should contact Dean Vinson (richard.vinson@salem.edu). 

WINTER STORM UPDATE - December 11, 2018 - 2:21 PM

As a reminder, please do not enter campus via Academy Street until Public Safety has informed the campus community that it is safe to do so.  Instead, all students, staff, and faculty must park in the FAC parking lot until further notice from Public Safety.  The roadways on front campus are hazardous following a snow event.  If you need assistance getting from the FAC parking lot to your office, please feel free to contact Public Safety (336-917-5555).

Additionally, please see below an update regarding cleared pathways on campus.

To access Main Hall:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot and turn right at the Student Center to head up the fire lane.  Turn right behind South residence hall, pass Public Safety on your left, and enter Main Hall via the mail room entrance on the lower back level.

To access Sisters:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot and turn right at the Student Center to head up the fire lane.  Turn left after you pass Clewell residence hall to enter Sisters via the back doors.

To access Lehman:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot toward the Refectory.  After you pass the Refectory, head right on the cleared pathway toward Babcock residence hall.  This pathway remains clear up to Church Street so that you can enter the front door of Lehman.  ALTERNATIVELY, a pathway has been cleared today behind Sisters and around Clewell to access the front door of Lehman.

To access Clewell:  Follow the cleared pathway from the FAC parking lot toward the Refectory. After you pass the Refectory, head right on the cleared pathway toward Babcock residence hall.  From Babcock residence hall, turn right on the cleared pathway to access Clewell basement.

If you need any assistance accessing campus buildings, please contact Public Safety (336-917-5555).

WINTER STORM UPDATE - December 10, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Due to winter weather, Salem College offices will open at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, December 11.  

Parking Changes Reminder

Until further notice from Public Safety, all faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus must park in the FAC parking lot. Please do not park on front campus and in the historic district until Public Safety has notified the campus community that it is safe to do so as these roads are hazardous following a snow event. Until conditions improve to allow access to Pit parking lot as directed by Public Safety, the back gate and fire lane/road through campus from Pit parking to Church Street will remain closed to vehicles.

Cleared Pathways Reminder 

Physical Plant staff have been hard at work throughout the weekend overseeing snow removal. Please see below a link to the walkways on campus where snow has been cleared. (NOTE:  All walkways lead from the FAC parking lot where College faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus must park until further notice from Public Safety.) Employees who work on front campus (e.g., Sisters, Lehman, Main Hall) should enter buildings from the rear entrances facing interior campus along cleared pathways. When moving between buildings on campus (e.g., Main Hall to Lehman), employees should do so via the interior side of campus and use the rear entrances to enter/exit office buildings. If you have an emergency request for the Physical Plant staff or need assistance identifying cleared pathways around campus, please call Public Safety (336-917-5555).

Travel Reminder

When traveling to campus during inclement weather, please remember to plan ahead and allow yourself ample time as roadways continue to melt and driving conditions improve.  As always, please use your own best judgment when determining whether it is safe for you to travel to campus, and use extra care and caution when traveling in inclement weather.  Staff who are unable to travel to campus due to weather conditions should contact their supervisors.  Students with questions or concerns about exam scheduling due to weather conditions should contact Dean Vinson (richard.vinson@salem.edu).  

Winter Storm Update - December 9, 2018 – 2:11 p.m.

Due to winter weather, Salem College offices will be closed on Monday, December 10.  Please stay safe and enjoy a snow day!

Exam Schedule

The exam session scheduled for 8:30 am - 12:15 pm on Monday, December 10, is canceled due to inclement weather.  Bryant Hall will be open on Monday, December 10, for residential students to take exams during the afternoon session from 1:30 - 5:15 pm and an evening session will be added from 6:30 - 10:15 pm.  Afternoon and evening make-up exam sessions will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 11. Dean Vinson will circulate details regarding these make-up exam sessions.  If additional changes to the exam schedule are required due to weather, Dean Vinson will communicate those changes to students.  Students with questions or concerns about exam scheduling should contact Dean Vinson at richard.vinson@salem.edu

Essential Operations

Employees who are essential to storm management and emergency response will continue to be notified by their supervisors of special instructions regarding attendance and duties. Thank you for your integral assistance and support during this winter storm.

Winter Storm Update (exam schedule changes) - December 8, 2018 – 2:16 p.m.

Due to anticipated deteriorating weather conditions later tonight and into tomorrow, the exam sessions scheduled for Sunday, December 9, are canceled. Afternoon and evening make-up exam sessions will be scheduled for Tuesday, December 11. Dean Vinson will circulate details regarding the make-up exam schedule.

Winter Storm Update - December 7, 2018 – 10:33 a.m.

The National Weather Service has reported that a developing winter storm is expected to spread precipitation across central North Carolina beginning on Saturday with accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain on Sunday. While the full impact of this storm is unknown at this time, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued.  In preparation for the likelihood of inclement weather, please review the following information:

Parking Changes

Beginning today (Friday, December 7), College students who remain on campus to complete exams should move their cars from the Pit parking lot to the FAC parking lot.  All students’ cars must be out of the Pit parking lot by 5:00 pm today. In preparation for inclement weather, the back gate to campus will be closed and will not reopen until the winter storm passes and conditions permit.

Beginning Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 am, until further notice from Public Safety, all faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus should park in the FAC parking lot.  Please do not park on front campus and in the historic district during this winter storm as these roads are typically hazardous following a snow event.

In the event of snow or ice accumulation, until conditions improve to allow access to Pit parking lot as directed by Public Safety, the fire lane and road through campus from Pit parking to Church Street will remain closed to vehicles.

Physical Plant Operations / Snow Removal Pathways

Physical Plant staff and additional resources will be on campus throughout the weekend overseeing snow removal and attending to facility emergencies. (NOTE: All walkways lead from the FAC parking lot where College faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus must park beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 8, until further notice from Public Safety.)  Employees who work on front campus (e.g., Sisters, Lehman, Main Hall) should enter buildings from the rear entrances facing interior campus along cleared pathways. A pathway will be cleared from Babcock residence hall across Church Street to access Gramley Library.

To review a map of pathways to be cleared, please see the WEATHER UPDATE email circulated to the College community at 10 am on Friday, December 7.  If you have an emergency request for the Physical Plant staff or need assistance identifying cleared pathways around campus, please call Public Safety (336-917-5555).

Public Safety

For assistance from Public Safety any time, call (336) 917-5555. Public Safety will be fully staffed and available 24/7. If conditions are extremely hazardous, Public Safety will not operate the golf cart for escorts.  

Power Outage

In the event Salem loses power to all or parts of campus, please be aware of the following:

  1. Contact Public Safety via cell numbers: 336-345-4235 OR 336-399-3126.
  2. The card access system may be inoperable.  If this were to occur, individuals who need assistance with facility access should contact Public Safety.
  3. Emergency lights will be operable.

Dining Services

If we experience inclement weather, Dining Services and/or Residence Life will notify residential students of any changes to the Café or Refectory hours of operation. 

Exam Schedule

All self-scheduled exams are expected to continue as planned.  Students are encouraged to plan ahead and complete final exams before the arrival of inclement weather to the extent possible.  Reminder to Residential Students:  Please do not forget to coordinate with Residence Life regarding your departure plans. 

Notifications

In the event it becomes necessary to notify the Salem community of any weather-related emergencies or cancellations, notice will be provided as early as possible via text and voice message (for those registered to receive Salem text/voice message alerts), e-mail, the Salem College website (https://www.salem.edu/weather), and the WXII website and news channel.