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Voorhees University campus closes in anticipation of inclement weather from Hurricane Ian

Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University will close at noon on Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1, 2022, due to inclement weather associated with Hurricane Ian. All classes and outdoor activities are canceled and administrative offices are closed. The campus is expected to reopen and operate on a regular schedule Monday, October 3, 2022.

Members of the university community should ensure computers are turned off completely during this emergency to avoid damage to them. 

Emergency management professionals highlight the importance of keeping mobile phones and flashlights charged. Having a supply of bottled water is recommended, as well as avoiding standing water on roadways and sidewalks. 

For more information about the hurricane season in South Carolina, see

About Voorhees University

Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at


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