August 25, 2011
MACU cancels classes Friday, August 26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE----Classes at Mid Atlantic Christian University will be canceled Friday (August 26, 2011) and all day Saturday. Student evacuation is strongly encouraged by 11:00 a.m. Friday when the residence halls will close. Traditional students residing in Pearl A. Presley will be under mandatory evacuation procedures. Students who cannot arrange lodging should inform their residence hall director or the Student Life Department immediately. Students needing emergency housing will depart from campus at 10:00 a.m.
On Friday, August 26, the employees will follow a normal workday schedule.
MACU will place updates on its website (http://www.macuniversity.edu ) should a change in operating hours or other university services become necessary. MACU will also distribute notices via university e-mail accounts. Recorded messages will also be available on the Mid-Atlantic Inclement Weather hotline at 252-334-2074, and emergency messages sent via the University Notification System. The university also place update on Wavy TV 10, WVBT Fox 43, and WNCT- TV-Channel 9- Greenville, NC.
Please join us in praying for all those affected by hurricane Irene. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has taken these steps to ensure the safety and security of the MACU family.
Please see additional notes below:
Students, staff, and faculty who have not signed up for the University Emergency Notification System are encouraged to do so immediately.
MACU has an emergency notification system to inform students of university closings, weather concerns and other items that they feel are in “an immediate need to know” circumstance.
Students, staff and faculty will be notified by voice mail and can opt to receive a text message as well.
In order to receive a text message, individuals must OPT IN. The OPT IN requirement is required by the cell service providers. Those opting to use the service will be charged standard text messaging rates for all texts you receive from our emergency provider One Call Now.
Students, staff and faculty will be receiving a call from our Notification System (One Call Now) regarding text messages. If individuals want to receive text messages regarding university emergencies they must accept and respond by texting the word “Alert” to 22300.
To track the hurricane, see the National Weather Service's website: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/