*** Update … Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Furman will delay opening the campus until 10 a.m. Tuesday to give crews time to clear as much as debris as possible from Monday’s storm. All classes before 10 a.m. will be cancelled; any non-essential employees should not report to campus before 10 a.m.

The Dining Hall will open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Library Cafe will open at 9:30 a.m. and the other food venues at 11 a.m.

The Physical Activities Center will open at 5:30 a.m.

The safety of students, faculty and staff is the university’s first priority, and officials will continue to monitor and consult multiple sources for the latest information. All decisions about whether to close the campus are based on the best information available, the expert advice of emergency management officials and the fact that nearly all Furman students live on campus.

Tuesday does not appear to bring the same level of risk from wind as Monday afternoon. The most severe winds are forecast to pass through the area around midnight, after which conditions are expected to improve significantly throughout the early morning.

While the university plans to be open Tuesday after the delay, officials will monitor the weather throughout the night and make adjustments as necessary. All updates will be posted here.

*** Update…Monday, September 11, 5 p.m.

Because of high winds Monday evening due to Hurricane Irma, all student activities occurring after 6 p.m. have been cancelled and students are advised to remain indoors until the winds have calmed. All normal operations and class schedules will resume Tuesday morning.

The Dining Hall will close at 7:30 p.m., and other food venue locations are likely to be closed.

The Physical Activities Center will close at 6 p.m. The pool is closed.

All Monday evening UES courses are cancelled, but are expected to resume as scheduled tomorrow evening.

After continuing to monitor the track of Hurricane Irma throughout early Sunday evening, university officials have announced the university will operate on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with classes to be held as scheduled.

University employees should continue to check local forecasts throughout the morning and use caution while commuting to and from campus.

As a safety precaution, the Furman mall will be closed on Monday and university police will be directing traffic through other areas of campus.

Shuttle services on campus will be increased on Monday and Tuesday to help students get to and from class.

Here’s The Weather Channel forecast for the Greenville area:

Monday will be windy with periods of rain that will be accompanied by heavy downpours and strong wind gusts at times. High 64. Winds NE at 25 to 40 mph. Chance of rain 100%. 2 to 3 inches of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.  Light rain early on Tuesday, then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 73. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Up-to-date information on Irma’s track is available at the National Hurricane Center.