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

Academic Coaching/Advising

The Academic Success Center provides individual academic support to all enrolled students. The one-on-one interaction with one of our academic counselors provide students with an opportunity to address their specific academic concerns.

Through academic coaching, advising, and counseling students are given an individualized academic plan that lead to a successful degree completion. Moreover, the Center offers an array of resources to assist students with identifying their strengths and weaknesses; as well as, interventions that will help overcome their barriers to success. We are One Claflin, therefore, the Academic Success Center works collaboratively with faculty and other support service department campus-wide to ensure students are successful. Students are able to take advantage of the following services.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is offered to all enrolled students who needs additional support to meet with their academic, personal, and career goals. The Center specifically provides ongoing academic coaching for students not meeting satisfactory academic progress, first generation students, students with a grade point average below 2.0, students referred for early alert, and students who attended the summer Panther Academy program. Students receiving academic coaching are scheduled for ongoing meetings with one of our counselors to discuss current progress and strategies for reaching goals, and attend the academic support program.

Academic Counseling

Academic Counseling is offered to students who are facing challenges with their student success skills such as time management, study skills, note taking, etc. and needs additional support with developing strategies for improving their habits, attitudes, and beliefs for a successful outcome. Students who take advantage of the academic counseling are provided one-on-one study skills sessions. Complete the Self Assessment Inventory to assess your study skill habits. After completion, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss your results and develop a plan for success.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available to students not meeting academic satisfactory progress and is enrolled in the student success course during the current semester. The academic advising sessions are designed to assist students with enrolling in the most appropriate courses that will improve their grade point average and create a pathway for timely completion. Students engaged in academic advising with the academic success center develop a degree completion plan that will assist with meeting their academic goals.

The Academic Success Center
Corson Hall, Suite 106
Fax: 803-535-5607
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