Severe Weather Update

Campus to Resume Normal Hours

Albany State University will resume normal business operations on Friday, September 18. Employees should report to work as normal. Classes will resume their normal schedules. All student centers, libraries and dining services will resume normal hours of operation
 

Campus Identification Card (RAM ID) Requirement  

In continuation of our campus safety and security measures, RAM ID cards are required to be worn at all times by faculty, staff and students. Occasionally, RAM ID cards will be checked upon entrance to campus and buildings.  

Building access will be granted to faculty and staff via their RAM ID card. Students will be able to access their residence hall, classroom buildings, libraries and the student centers with their RAM ID card.  

Safety Tips 

When you go outside, please be cautious when walking on wet and slippery surfaces (steps, walkways, parking lots, etc.). Practice safe driving habits and watch out for water over roadways and downed trees and limbs.  

The lower East Campus parking area around The Old President’s House and L. Orene Hall Building will be closed until further notice. 

Dining Services  

  • As a reminder, lunch will be delivered today to the lobby in each residence hall between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.  
     
  • Chilaca, Chick-Fil-A and Pizza Hut will open at 2 p.m. Hours of operation are posted at each retail location. 
     
  • The café on both East and West Campuses will open at 3 p.m. with pizza, grill service and hot meal service.  
     
  • The RAMS Hide-a-Way on the West Campus and Golden Espresso on the East Campus will be closed today.  
      

Student Centers  

The student center on the East and West Campus will open at 1:30 p.m.  

Health Matters

Student Health Services (229-500-3544) and the Office of Counseling and Disability Services (229-500- 2013) are open through tele-medicine.

Mail Services 

Mail services will be available beginning at 2 p.m.  

Bookstore 

The Bookstore (located in the East Campus Student Center) will be open until 4 p.m. today.

Please continue to monitor your ASU email, www.asurams.edu/weatherupdate and local news stations for additional updates.   

ASU Dining Services

Wednesday, September 16

ASU Dining Services will observe its normal operating hours and remain open to 8 p.m. this evening.

Thursday, September 17

ASU Dining Services will deliver continental breakfast to all residence halls beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m.     

For lunch, boxed meals will be delivered to each residence hall at 12 p.m. and meal distribution will end at 2 p.m.

Plans related to tomorrow’s dinner service will be communicated by ASU email and ASU official social media sites on tomorrow, Thursday, September 17.

Ram Rush Transportation System

Wednesday, September 16

The Ram Rush Transportation System will end with the 8:15 p.m. trip between campuses.

Thursday, September 17

The Ram Rush Transportation System will operate on its normal schedule unless weather conditions require services to be suspended.

Severe Weather Tips

There are flash flood warnings in effect. We are continuing to monitor current weather conditions. For your safety we advise you not to drive during this severe weather. When the National Weather Service issues certain alerts, the ASU outdoor weather siren will be activated, and ASU Campus Police will send an emergency alert via (text, phone, and email) to the campus community.

In preparing for severe weather related to flash floods, the following tips are offered for your safety:

  • Stay sheltered in a safe location within your residence hall or home.
  • Avoid walking or parking around trees during the storm. 
  • Know your emergency shelter location.
  • Make sure your electronic devices (phones and  backup batteries) are fully charged. 
  • Verify all windows are secured and locked, block windows if necessary and move away from windows during severe weather. 
  • Store important documents and medicines in your “Go-Bag,” with additional clothes and essential items in case you need to leave quickly.  
  • Know your emergency numbers:  local emergency/hospital, insurance information, any medical condition, primary doctor contact, home information, emergency contacts (family members).

In case of an immediate emergency please contact the ASU Police Department at 229-430-4711 or 229-430-0528.  

Continue to monitor your ASU email, ASU official social media accounts,  www.asurams.edu/weatherupdate, and the local news stations for updates.

Emergency Tips for ASU Residential Students

There are flash flood warnings in effect. We are continuing to monitor current weather conditions. In preparation for severe weather, please note the information below. 

  • If you are outside, get inside.
  • If there is a power outage or weather related damage, immediately notify your resident assistant.
  • Remain where you are unless directed by your area coordinator to relocate. 
  • Turn off electrical equipment or appliances that may be damaged or cause damage once power is restored (computers, cooking equipment, etc.)
  • If instructed to evacuate, proceed cautiously to the nearest exit.

 In case of an immediate emergency please contact the ASU Police Department at 229-430-4711 or 229-430-0528.  

Continue to monitor your ASU email, ASU official social media accounts, www.asurams.edu/weatherupdate, and the local news stations for updates.  

Update: September 16

Due to forecasted weather conditions, all Albany State University locations (Albany, Cordele, Cairo and Waycross) on Thursday, September 17. will hold classes virtually for the entire day. All essential personnel are required to report to work at 10 a.m.


Non-essential personnel will telework on Thursday, September 17.  For additional information regarding
telework assignments employees should contact their immediate supervisor.  

All campus events have been cancelled until further notice. Additional information regarding student dining services and RAM Rush transportation system will be emailed to all faculty, staff, and students. Updates can also be found at http://www.asurams.edu/weatherupdate.