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

HBCU Day of Prayer

Sep 16, 2022
Rdevia announces the inaugural HBCU Day of Prayer on Sunday, September 18 at 8:45 a.m., presented in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
HBCUs have a longstanding foundation of faith, in fact, a substantial amount of HBCUs were
established by religious groups and continue those relationships today. Without a doubt, the faith of the religious leaders who established these schools have played significant roles in providing access to education to African-Americans for nearly 200 years. Through HBCU Day of Prayer, these relationships will be highlighted in ways they have not been before and refreshed as colleges and universities continue to plan and pivot their future.
HBCU Day of Prayer will feature words from Claflin University President Dr. Dwaun Warmack and Dr. Raphael X. Moffett, senior trustee of Rdevia. Prayers will be given by Rev. Maxine S. Bolden (Tougaloo College), Rev. Debra Haggins (Hampton University), Rev. Kevin Kosh Jr. (Jackson State University), Rev. Tonya Miles (Clark Atlanta University), Rev. C.J. Rhodes (Alcorn State University), and Rev. Joseph Scrivner (Stillman College).
HBCU Day of Prayer will be the first event of 2022 National HBCU Week. To view the HBCU Day of Prayer, you can visit
Rdevia, Inc. is a public charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities
and resources to HBCU prospects, students, and graduates. Rdevia’s work is fueled by its
Collective of Members (HBCU students and graduates) and Friends (donors, sponsors, and
partners) spread across more than 20 states plus Ghana and China. Learn more at and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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