Updated as of 3:05 p.m. to include additional information.
Jozi Snowberger, assistant vice president of university advancement, wrote in an email to the university an updated schedule of family weekend events. Coffee with the president will now be held in the Schar Center from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and Connie Book, Elon University president, will be speaking in the Schar Center from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The grandparents Elon campus story tour will be at the same time, 11 to 11:45 a.m. and buses will now depart from the front of the Schar Center.
The events Academic Connections and Elon Storytellers have been canceled.
Snowberger wrote that families who bought Convocation tickets will be refunded within 10 to 15 days.
Elon University canceled all classes and events scheduled after 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 as a safety precaution in anticipation of heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Ian. According to projections from the National Weather Service, the worst of the storm will occur from early this afternoon until midnight.
University offices will close at 1 p.m., and nonessential staff can leave campus, according to an email from Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley.
Family Weekend programming will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 1. The football game will be played as scheduled at 2 p.m. Fall Convocation, where Ashley Judd was set to speak at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Schar Center, is canceled.
Duke Energy, according to the email, is on site and expects that power will be restored to those areas in stages.
Students will receive an email by 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30 regarding offices and services that will remain open into the evening hours.