August 26, 2011
Mid-Atlantic will reopen Tuesday, Aug. 30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ---- Mid-Atlantic Christian University is closed and evacuated through Monday. The University anticipates reopening Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, resuming classes and all services, starting with breakfast. Presley Hall will open at 5 pm, Aug 29, 2011 for returning students.
Should a change in operating hours or other University services become necessary, the University will communicate in a timely manner. Check for updates on the University website (http://www.macuniversity.edu). 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 will be sent via the University Emergency Notification System. The University also places updates 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. Currently the University has students from fifteen states and multiple countries.
We anticipate employees will return on Monday, August 29. Employees should use their own discretion as to safety.
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.
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 who 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/