Current Alerts

Averett University is on a normal operating schedule and there are no current alerts. Please monitor LiveSafe, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or call the emergency line for alerts and updates at (877) 327-1217.


Averett University and City of Danville Police Department issued a joint statement on Sunday, Oct. 20, regarding the lockdown on Averett’s campus late Saturday evening:

Events like these can cause confusion and concern for students, parents, employees and neighbors. We are proud and grateful for the ongoing collaboration between Averett University and the Danville Police Department. Our joint commitment to securing the campus is our top priority.

Danville Police and Averett officials determined there was no immediate threat during the initial response. Officials conducted a follow-up investigation and based on the information known to us, there was never a firearm related to this incident. Out of an abundance of precaution, Danville Police conducted some additional followup today, resulting in the conclusion of the investigation this afternoon. There are no criminal charges to be made. The rumors on social media of shots being fired or related posts were false.

The safety and security of the Averett students is of utmost importance to Averett and the Danville Police Department. Though this turned out to be a non-event, we are pleased with the fact that our reporting processes and the initial police response were swift and decisive.

As part of our commitment to improvement, we will review and evaluate our joint response to this incident in order to maintain the highest standard of safety for our Averett Family and surrounding community.

As a reminder, students, parents, employees and neighbors are encouraged to download the University’s LiveSafe app. See below for more details and instructions on how to download the app.

Delayed Class Schedule

In the event road conditions are dangerous early in the morning but are expected to improve, Averett might announce a two-hour delay. So that early morning classes will not be unduly affected, all classes will meet according to a compressed schedule, listed below.


Normal Schedule Delayed Schedule
8:00 – 8:55 10:00 – 10:45
9:10 – 10:05 10:55 – 11:40
10:20 – 11:15 11:50 – 12:35
11:30 – 12:25 12:45 – 1:30
12:40 – 1:35 1:40 – 2:25
1:50 – 2:45 2:35 – 3:20
3:00 – 3:55 3:30 – 4:15


Normal Schedule Delayed Schedule
8:00 – 9:25 10:00 – 11:10
9:40 – 11:05 11:20 – 12:30
11:15 – 12:25 12:40 – 1:50
1:00 – 2:25 2:00 – 3:10
2:50 – 4:15 3:20 – 4:30


Averett utilizes a mobile notification and reporting system called LiveSafe. Download the app to your mobile device now to get the latest updates and connect to campus security officials.

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