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University Update 1/18/2018
Dillard University will open for normal business operations starting at 8 a.m.tomorrow, Friday, 1/19. 
The East Bank of New Orleans remains under a boil water advisory due to low pressure caused by frigid weather conditions. Some restrooms throughout campus may not be fully functional because of this advisory. To compensate for limited restroom capacity, we will have port-o-potties on campus Saturday and through the weekend to address this concern. 

Until the advisory is lifted, Risk Management will continue to provide bottled water to our residential students. 

All activities including classes; 
Preview Weekend (Friday, January 19, and Saturday, January 20
​); ​
The Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Gala (Friday, January 19)
; and ​
Bleu Devil Classic
 (Saturday, January 20) will take place as scheduled. ​

Please know if anything changes, we will email you immediately with an update.
University Update 1/18/2018
The East Bank of New Orleans is under a boil water advisory. We have bottled water for our residential students. Erika Hamm in Risk Management is working with our Resident Life team for distribution. Hand sanitizer will be placed in all campus restrooms.

Please exercise caution as you travel to campus today.

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University Update 1/17/2018


Dillard University will reopen at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 18, for normal business operations.


Classes resume at 12:30 p.m. so there will be no Freshmen Convocation. We urge you to exercise caution as you travel.


University Update 1/16/2018


Due to severe weather, our campus will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17, and reopen on Thursday, Jan. 18, for normal business operations.

Auxiliary Services will be in touch with students directly about on-campus dinning services. Essential personnel please check in with your supervisor.


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University Update 1/16/2018:


Due to the threat of severe weather, campus is closed Wed., Jan. 17.


University Update 1/16/2018:


Dillard University will remain open today as well as tomorrowWednesday, Jan. 17. Please know we encourage all faculty, staff and students to exercise their own discretion regarding work and class schedules. Continue to check the university website ( for the latest information. 


University Update 10/08/2017:


The University has returned to normal business operations including weekend dining and shuttle services for students. Meteorologists said the worst of Hurricane Nate is behind us. We will continue to closely monitor weather conditions and keep you updated if anything changes.

University Update 10/07/2017:


As we continue to monitor Hurricane Nate, here are the latest updates:

  • Hurricane Nate is a Category 1; however, meteorologists predict it may be upgraded to a Category 2 upon landfall tonight.
  • Even though Hurricane Nate’s path has shifted slightly to the east of Greater New Orleans, we still expect to experience heavy rain.
  • All non-essential campus operations are on hold until further notice
  • Students living on campus will shelter in place. Meals will be provided. Students will get instructions regarding how to access meals. There are housing staff members on campus to assist with student needs.
  • Any emergency updates will be sent via the e2Campus system and email. We urge students to continue to check their Dillard University email account.
  • Once the storm has passed and the campus is assessed, a message regarding reopening will be sent via email.
  • A campus curfew is in place starting at 7 p.m. today (Saturday, October 7) to 7 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, October 8).
  • Parking will be allowed on the Student Union side of campus
  • Students, faculty and staff are urged to move their vehicles to the end of campus behind the Student Union to avoid any potential water damage.
  • Campus community, please notify DUPD immediately for assistance at 504-816-4911.
  • Be safe.


University Update 10/06/2017:

Tropical Storm Nate’s path has shifted east, farther away from New Orleans. The University will shelter in place and not evacuate. The University's Emergency Preparedness Team will continue to monitor weather conditions. Currently, it is predicted to be a normal rain event with some high winds.  


According to the forecast, the New Orleans area should not experience effects from the tropical storm until after 8 p.m., on Saturday. All dining facilities will remain open and fully operational through dinner on Saturday. We will keep you advised as updates occur.

The University will continue to monitor the storm and will send updated advisories as necessary.


University Update 10/05/2017:

The University continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Nate, which formed in the Caribbean earlier this morning. Please be assured we have contingency plans in place for our campus community if this weather event becomes a threat to New Orleans. Our next campus update concerning Tropical Storm Nate will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow or sooner if conditions deteriorate.


Excerpts from Dillard University Crisis Plan 2016-2017


Dillard University is pleased to introduce a state-of-the-art early warning system capable of sending notifications of impending emergencies/crisis situations to all registered mobile devices (via SMS/text messaging), PDAs, email addresses, text pagers, and RSS feeds. The system can also send real-time messages to anyone using Google, My AOL, My Yahoo, or Windows Live.

Signing up for this service is quick and easy:

  2. Enter your personal information.
  3. You will receive a text message on your chosen cellular device with a 4-digit validation code.
  4. Enter the code when requested.
  5. Log in to add your email address and another number (if desired).
  6. Write down username and password.
  7. You can also sign up to receive updates via email only; just click on "Email Alert Sign-up."

Please note:
Depending on the type of service you have with your cellular provider, you may incur a service charge for text messages. Dillard University will not be responsible for any charges incurred.

Dillard University reserves the right to test the system occasionally.

Please call (877) 551-5581 for Dillard's emergency information hotline.



Please continue to monitor the Dillard website and social media for updates and check the 24-hour emergency telephone number




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