Hurricane Ian Update
September 28, 2022 Claflin Family: At approximately 4:10 p.m., South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for South Carolina. As the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a major priority, Claflin University will close and classes will be canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 p.m. Classes for Friday, September 30, 2022, will be held virtually. Students are encouraged to check Moodle for instructions from professors. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek safety away from the predicted affected (coastal) areas. Residential students who live in South Carolina or within a 4-hour radius are strongly encouraged to leave campus. However, residential students who are unable to leave campus must register with the Office of Residential Life no later than Thursday, September 29, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. The Office of Residential Life will be on-call to answer questions in case of emergencies at (803) 258-8981. The University Dining Center will operate on the following schedule: Thursday: Normal operations. No late night dining. Friday: Brunch (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) Saturday & Sunday: Brunch (10 a.m. until 1 p.m.); Dinner (5 to 7 p.m.) * Meals will be take-out on Friday through Sunday. Pizza Hut and Starbucks will be closed. If conditions become worse (power outages, flooding, downed trees, etc.), the University will implement its emergency protocol and provide shelter and meals in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex (located on the campus of Claflin University). You are encouraged to visit the University’s website, where updates will be posted regarding University operations. Updates also will be posted through Panther Alerts (text messages), Panther X, and email. For general information and updates, please call the University’s Information Line at (803) 535-5243. In case of on-campus emergencies, please call Claflin University Public Safety at (803) 535-5444. You may also check the National Weather Service for up-to-date alerts at

Auxiliary Services

The Auxiliary Services Department of Claflin University provides a variety of services to facilitate campus life.


  • Greet you professionally, listen efficiently, and respond quickly
  • Remain on the cutting edge of technology and best practices
  • Dedicated to being a value-added resources for our students, faculty, and staff

Core Services

  • Purchasing and procurement of goods and services
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Campus store, operated by Barnes and Noble
  • Post Office
  • Motor Pool
  • Print shop, operated by Ricoh
  • Dining services, operated by Sodexo
  • Plant operations, housekeeping and grounds, operated by Sodexo
  • Off-campus housing
  • Risk management
  • Vehicle Reservation 

Contact Us

Russell Street Campus
400 Magnolia Street, 
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Shawn LaChristopher Sheard
Auxiliary Specialist I
(803) 535-5567
Fax: (803) 535-5391

Ernest E. Nimmons
Transportation Operator I
(803) 535-5496
Fax: (803) 535-5391

Mr. Pavel, Asaduzzaman
Senior Procurement Specialist
(803) 535-5486
Fax: (803) 535-5391

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