16 September 2018, 10:56 pm
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9/16/18 Sunday   11:00 PM


Today, Laurinburg and Scotland County experienced significant amounts of rain and some flooding in various parts of our local community.  On the St. Andrews campus Lake Moore overflowed its banks in several low lying areas resulting in water entering the ground floors of the Morgan Jones Science Center, the Belk Student Center and the Morgan Liberal Arts Building.  All residence halls and other academic and athletic buildings remain dry and well above water levels. 


However, power was lost to the campus at approximately 5:30pm, but efforts are underway to restore it.  St. Andrews has joined with county officials for the St. Andrews PE Building to be used as an evacuation site for local citizens who are experiencing flood waters in their homes, and the county crews have already set up generators and lights.   


All students on campus are safe and dry in their residence halls.  Our food service is set up to feed students and staff tomorrow while we wait for power to be restored.  Another update will be forthcoming tomorrow morning.


Paul Baldasare, President




16 September 2018, 4:27 pm
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9/16/18 Sunday 4:30 PM


All Faculty, Staff and Students:
Based on the most current weather and road conditions in and around Scotland County and an evaluation of the levels of rain, standing water, and lake conditions on campus, the start of classes now has been postpone until further notice.  All returning students, faculty and staff will be given at least 48-hour notice before classes are scheduled to resume.  The St. Andrews campus continues to have electrical power and internet service as well as food service for those students currently in residence.  All other students should not return to campus until further notice.
With the exception of essential staff, all faculty and staff are encouraged to remain at home until further notice.  Staff members with questions or specific concerns should contact their supervisor by email or phone. 


15 September 2018, 3:52 pm
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9/15/2018   Saturday  4:00 pm  






In light of the continuing impact of Hurricane Florence on road conditions, power outages and flooding throughout southeastern North Carolina and the forecast for continuing rain and high winds at least through Sunday, St. Andrews classes are cancelled for Monday, September 17, 2018,  but will resume Tuesday, September 18, 2018, beginning with all 8 a.m. classes.

Although the St. Andrews campus maintained power and had limited food service during the storm, students should not return to campus until Monday afternoon, September 17, 2018, when all student services will be fully available.  Students are required to check in with their Residence Director when they return to campus so an accurate count of all students can be made.

Student-athletes who have questions about scheduled practices and games next week should contact their respective coaches about schedule changes.

All faculty and staff are expected to return to work on Monday, September 17, 2018, unless weather, safety concerns, or other conflicts prevail.  Staff members with questions about their return to work should contact their supervisor by email or phone. ​




15 September 2018, 10:21 am
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9/15/2018   Saturday  10:30 am  




Campus sustained minor damage during the storm. Power is on and everyone is doing well. Reopening will be decided later today.

Fallen trees and some wind damage appear to be the major effects from Florence.

The wind speeds have decreased. However, we will continue to experience some wind throughout the day. Expect heavy rain to continue until today and through the night.

The decision on when classes will resume will be made later today.




SAU WEATHER ALERT - Football Team Update

14 September 2018, 10:22 am
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9/14/2018   Friday   11:00 am  




The St. Andrews Football Team will remain in Kentucky after tonight’s game with Georgetown College.


The team will travel back to Laurinburg on Saturday after the effects of Hurricane Florence have subsided.


As of 9/14/18 at 10:30 AM, SAU still has power.




12 September 2018, 8:12 pm
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Wednesday/12 Sept. 2018 8:00 PM

St. Andrews University continues to prepare for the hurricane/storm arrival:


  • 1.  Scotland County has instituted a curfew beginning tomorrow. The curfew will be enforced from 7 P.M. to 7 A.M.  

    The county has been notified that essential University operations will be ongoing.  Staff members reporting for or leaving work during the curfew hours should have a St. Andrews Parking decal on their vehicle and a St. Andrews employee ID card.  Please come to security on Thursday to obtain these items.  You’ll also be able to get a windshield placard identifying you as a St. Andrews employee. 


    The curfew does not take effect until 7 P.M. Thursday.



     2. If power is interrupted for an extended period, the university’s primary phone number will not work nor accessibility to our website or email.  If you cannot reach your son or daughter, please call the emergency campus number that will function as long as there is cellular coverage.  Security should be able to answer most questions and/or find the student to relay information.  That number is 910.280.2895.

     However, additional information about St. Andrews in the event of a power outage and storm information will be shared with Webber International University and posted on their website at  This will only happen if St. Andrews cannot post updates on our website at and social media sites. 




12 September 2018, 9:50 am
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Wednesday/12 Sept. 2018 

St. Andrews University continues to prepare for the hurricane/storm arrival:


  • Classes are suspended until Monday, Sept. 17, but the campus and residence buildings remain open and staffed with resident directors;  students will be accounted for as they leave or stay.  Meals will continue as regularly planned.


  • Physical Plant has made preparations to secure campus buildings in the event of heavy rain. 


  • Food Services has received extra deliveries of non-perishable food and water. 


  • Staff members have met with local authorities who have pledged support and assistance if needed. 


  • Athletic events have been cancelled EXCEPT football.  Football will leave campus a day earlier than planned. The game will be played Friday instead of Saturday afternoon in Georgetown, Ky. 


  • Residence Life Staff and Campus Safety officers are on duty and available to assist students. 


  • Dean of Students Dr. Verhey has announced that alumni have offered assistance and accommodations if students not leaving the campus would like to be their guests.  Contact him at 910.277.5145.


Updates will be available on our website and social media accounts as they develop or change.


10 September 2018, 12:20 pm
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Tuesday/11 Sept. 2018


St. Andrews University will be suspending all classes and campus activities effective Wednesday, 8 a.m.  Tuesday classes remain open.

All classes will resume Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m.


This is not a mandatory evacuation for the campus, but students will need to exercise caution if staying on campus. Students remaining on campus must keep in touch with their Residence Directors during and following the storm and sign out with their Residence Director if they choose to leave campus. All Residence Directors will remain on campus throughout the week.


Dean of Students Dr. Verhey has indicated that a no alcohol on campus policy will be in effect beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.


Unless otherwise notified, meals will be served at regular times in the cafeteria, including the 4thmeal in Knight Life on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.


Athletes who have scheduled games, etc., should be in touch with their coaches to determine if those schedules have been changed.  


All staff are expected to report to work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, unless otherwise notified.  If there is a question, please contact your supervisor.


Unless there is a complete lack of power, updates will be available on email, the SAU website and social media as possible.​​


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