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

Locker Rooms

Locker room facilities on the 1st floor include showers, changing areas, and rental lockers.

In order to maintain the privacy and safety of our patrons and the cleanliness of the facility, HWC prohibits the following items in the locker rooms:

  • Cameras
  • Use of cell phones
  • Recording devices
  • Food and Liquids other than water
  • Gum
  • Glass containers


Locker Rooms

Locker rooms are available for all members and guests. While the HWC staff routinely checks these areas, it is highly recommended that members/ guests secure their personal belongings in a locked locker and leave valuables at home. HWC is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, including items in lockers. Please report any suspicious behavior to HWC staff immediately. Locker rentals are available at the Membership desk located in the lobby of HWC.



Rental Lockers Rates

  • $15.00 for a semester (CU Students)
  • $10 summer period (CU Students)
  • $35.00 for an academic year
  • $50.00 for a calendar year


Locker Guidelines

  • Any contents collected from expired lockers will be bagged, held for 2 weeks and then discarded or donated to a local charity/ shelter.
  • Members/guests are responsible for their locker combination. Locker combinations may be stored in the member account at HWC. HWC recommends patrons keep the combination in their phones.
  • HSC is not responsible for contents left in lockers.

Administrative Clean

HWC has scheduled one Administrative Clean date per semester. All lockers must be cleaned out and locks removed by the renter before close on these dates. Renters may resume occupancy of their assigned locker on the first day of operation following the Administrative Clean date in December and June.


HWC recommends members bring a small towel with them for use in the facility. HWC does not provide towels for exercise areas or for locker room showers. Please bring your own.


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