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EAGLE ALERT (Statesboro Campus): Hazardous Materials

This is an emergency alert from the Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety:

There has been a spill of a hazardous material on the Statesboro Campus at RAC, RAC parking lot as well as MC Anderson Fields and Pavilion.  Please avoid the area while emergency response works to clear the scene.  An all clear alert will be sent when it is safe to return to the area.


EAGLE ALERT (All Campuses): Georgia Southern to resume regular business operations on Friday, Sept. 6

Georgia Southern University will resume regular business operations tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 6) at 8 a.m.; however, classes are still canceled for all campuses. 

Also, please be aware that there are some special considerations for the Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

Armstrong Campus:

  • Although Governor Brian Kemp today lifted the evacuation order for Chatham County, Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus remains closed until 8 a.m. tomorrow.
  • The Galley on the Armstrong Campus will resume operations at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Residence halls on the Armstrong Campus will re-open at noon tomorrow.
  • The Armstrong Campus will resume normal business operations and faculty and staff should report back to work, according to their normal work schedule, on Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Classes are canceled on Friday, Sept. 6.

Statesboro Campus:

  • The Statesboro Campus will resume normal business operations and faculty and staff should report back to work, according to their normal work schedule, on Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Dining Commons on the Statesboro Campus will resume operations at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
  • Classes are canceled on Friday, Sept. 6.

Liberty Campus:

  • The Liberty Campus will resume normal business operations and faculty and staff should report back to work, according to their normal work schedule, on Friday, Sept. 6.
  • Classes are canceled on Friday, Sept. 6. 

Students on all campuses should continue to monitor their online Folio accounts to remain up-to-date on their classes.

 If traveling back to work on Friday poses a safety risk, please contact your supervisor directly to discuss your individual circumstances. 

 The football home opener against Maine at Paulson Stadium is still scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m.


EAGLE ALERT (All Campuses): Class Cancellation Extended to Friday, Sept. 6

Georgia Southern University is canceling classes for Friday, Sept. 6. Faculty and staff should expect an announcement Thursday evening regarding the University reopening for some or all University business operations on Friday. 

This decision comes as we continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and evaluate its potential impact on the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We are also concerned about those who need to travel, and we want to allow time for expected clean-up of our campuses.

To recap:

  • Classes will remain canceled through the rest of this week. Students should monitor their online Folio accounts to remain up-to-date on their classes.
  • University officials will make an announcement Thursday evening about whether, and when, some or all business operations — including the re-opening of dining facilities and the residence halls on the Armstrong Campus — can resume on Friday. 
  • We are Game On for Saturday! The football home opener against Maine at Paulson Stadium is still scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m.  

Everyone should continue to monitor the weather for all changes and please be advised that the National Weather Service may send out wireless alerts to cell phones in the watch and warning areas for severe weather and tornadoes. Always heed the instructions of local emergency officials and recommendations from the National Weather Service.

Continue to monitor the University Alert Center at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/alert for further updates and information regarding housing, dining and other services. In the event that conditions worsen or the University closure is extended, we will notify the University community.

We encourage everyone to monitor the resources below and make preparations as necessary.

Other Resources:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/hurricanes/
www.511ga.org
www.chathamemergency.org
CEMA – Evacuation Assembly Area


EAGLE ALERT (All Campuses): University Closure and Class Cancellation Extended to Thursday, September 5

The closure and class cancellation for Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro, Armstrong and Liberty campuses is extended through Thursday, September 5 to ensure the safety of students, staff and faculty in the area, and for those who would be traveling back to one of our campuses.

As of today, we are unsure about our ability to resume regular operations on Friday (Sept. 6) until we know the full extent of Dorian’s impact. Additional notifications will be sent and added to the University Alert Center.

To recap, the University is now closed and classes are canceled for all campuses on Tuesday (Sept. 3), Wednesday (Sept. 4) AND THURSDAY (Sept. 5) due to Hurricane Dorian. 

Georgia Southern libraries and sponsored events are also closed/canceled through THURSDAY (Sept. 5).

Students in residence halls: All residence halls on the Armstrong Campus are closed through Thursday. Residence halls on the Statesboro Campus remain open; however, students in residence halls on the Statesboro Campus are advised to continue sheltering in place. 

University dining halls: Dining Commons on the Statesboro Campus will be open today (Sept. 3) until 8 p.m., Dining Commons will hand out “brown bag” meals this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Please bring your student ID. All dining halls on all campuses will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Georgia Southern Student Health Services, including all Health Services’ clinics on both campuses, Health Services Pharmacy, Eagle Eye Center, and Health Services Physical Therapy will remain closed until the university reopens for business.

The Counseling Center will remain closed until the university reopens for business. If you have an appointment scheduled during that time, it has been canceled. Please contact the Counseling Center when the university resumes normal business operations to reschedule. In case of emergency, call 911, the Georgia Southern Office of Public Safety, and/or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

Students should monitor their online Folio accounts to remain up-to-date on their classes.

Everyone should continue to monitor the weather for all changes and please be advised that the National Weather Service may send out wireless alerts to cell phones in the watch and warning areas for severe weather and tornadoes. Always heed the instructions of local emergency officials and recommendations from the National Weather Service.

Continue to monitor the University Alert Center at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/alert for further updates and information regarding housing, dining and other services. In the event that conditions worsen or the University closure is extended, we will notify the University community.

We encourage everyone to monitor the resources below and make preparations as necessary.

Other Resources:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/hurricanes/
www.511ga.org
www.chathamemergency.org
CEMA – Evacuation Assembly Area


EAGLE ALERT (Armstrong Campus): Mandatory Evacuation of Armstrong Campus Residence Halls by 9 p.m. TODAY

Georgia Southern University has announced a campus closure and evacuation of the Armstrong Campus following Governor Kemp’s mandatory evacuation order. All residence halls will close and residents must be out of the residence halls/apartments by 9:00 pm TODAY, Monday September 2. 

Students in need of evacuation assistance should contact Director of Residence Life Nick Shrader at nshrader@georgiasouthern.edu or call the main housing office at 912-344-2940 by 5 pm Today, Monday, September 2.  

Residents who cannot find any other alternate accommodations or who do not have an evacuation plan will be bused to the Statesboro campus and provided safe, temporary lodging. We encourage residents to explore other options such as traveling home or finding accommodations with a friend. The bus will leave campus at 8:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday September 3rd.  As a reminder students cannot stay on campus.

All residential spaces will be checked to ensure students have evacuated tomorrow morning beginning at 6:00 am. 

For additional information and updates go to GeorgiaSouthern.edu/alert.