Several North Carolina colleges and universities have announced they are closing and canceling events ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Media outlets report Hurricane Florence reached Category 4 status on Monday, with winds of up to 140 mph (220 kph).

Schools that have cancelled classes and operations for most of the week include North Carolina State University at Raleigh , East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington .

Neither the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill nor Campbell University have cancelled classes. Campbell officials say "a decision about classes will be made by 2 p.m. on Tuesday."

Fayetteville State University says classes are in session, but some operations are reduced.

Schools with scheduled home football games that may be affected are N.C. State, UNC Chapel Hill and Fayetteville State.