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

Plant Operations

Claflin University Plant Operations is committed to creating strong, long-term partnerships with our clients by continually seeking to listen, understand and deliver upon their expectations.

Our Mission is to provide excellence in operations and maintenance for all facilities, campus infrastructure, energy systems and environmental services in a customer-focused, efficient and cost effective manner.

Plant Operations is the communications hub for Facilities Management and is the primary point of contact for service and maintenance request at Claflin University. We are a customer-focused organization committed to ensuring that the standards for service expectations are met.


  • Provide professional customer service and follow up for maintenance concerns
  • Provide accurate and timely resolutions to service requests by direct action or referral
  • Provide support for event setups and coordination of campus move requests

Reporting Emergencies

For Facilities related emergencies, please contact Plant Operations at 803.536.5638 or 803.535.5273 for immediate attention.

Examples Emergencies

  • Flooding
  • Leaks (Window, A/C, Ceiling, etc…)
  • Elevator malfunctions
  • Plumbing issues
  • Power outages
  • Broken glass windows
  • A/C or Heat outages
  • Fire or Smoke

For Non-Emergencies

For non-emergency maintenance requests, please submit work requests online.

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