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 https://www.weather.gov/cae/

Emergency Student Relief Fund

Emergency Student Relief Fund 4

To provide critically important assistance to current Claflin University students during COVID-19 crisis, we have created the Claflin COVID-19 Emergency Student Relief Fund. The fund will be used to help us respond to the serious impacts of this pandemic at the University. 


Emergency Student Relief Fund Criteria:

  1. Student must be currently enrolled in Claflin University
  2. The hardship experienced must be directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of needs include support for laptops, software, and internet access as well as other tools that make online learning possible. Some students have expenses from extenuating travel and fees for cancelled plans. Many have lost jobs or experienced financial losses. Note: Students are asked to upload in the field below supporting documents to show proof of hardship i.e. receipts.

To be considered for emergency funding, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please email emergencyfund@claflin.edu.

Personal Information

Please upload supporting documents that would outline your need.
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