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



Alerts are important announcements that display at the top of the page throughout the entire site when marked to display

Adding and Editing Alerts

From the Content drop down at the top, select Alerts. To create a new alert, select the Create a alert button. To edit an existing one, click on the alert from the list.


  • Title: main title of the alert, displays at the top of the alert bar
  • Description: description of the alert, displays in the alert bar
  • Link Text: text for the link that displays in the alert bar
  • Link URL: URL for the link that displays in the alert bar
  • Alert Type: selection for type of alert
  • Display:  toggle whether or not to display an alert, check to show alert on the site

Displaying an alert 

To display an alert edit an existing alert or add a new one and select the display checkbox. Publish the alert. The most recently modified alert that is also set to display will display on the site.

Hiding an Alert

To hide an alert, open the alert which is displaying and uncheck the checkbox. Publish the alert and it will stop displaying.


  • Alert Display: template for displaying the alert bar
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