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Dear Colleagues,

Harvard University has been closely monitoring the winter weather event that began today and is expected to continue through Monday. Snowfall accumulations have reached four inches thus far with rain expected overnight.  Another three to four inches of snow are expected between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday. Morning commutes throughout the region will likely be affected.

At present, the University – including Central Administration offices and Schools – will be open on Monday. Faculty, students, and staff should check their school websites for any school-specific schedule modifications.

As always, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is paramount. All Harvard community members are urged to exercise caution as they travel to campus.

We understand that travel may be difficult Monday and that some might arrive later than their scheduled arrival times. Staff who need to significantly alter their work schedules due to unsafe travel conditions in their local areas or due to other personal circumstances (such as childcare needs) should be in contact with their supervisors.

We will continue to closely monitor the forecast, and should weather conditions warrant schedule changes, updates will be:

  • Emailed from the Office of the Executive Vice President
  • Communicated via MessageMe 
  • Posted to the Harvard Emergency page and the University home page; and 
  • Available via phone at 617-496-NEWS

Katie Lapp
Executive Vice President

In the Event of an Emergency

The campus community will be notified through a variety of mechanisms including the Web, email and voicemail.

The Harvard homepage will broadcast an alert and direct users to an emergency page outlining the University's response. There will also be messages on the University's 24-hour news line, (617) 496-NEWS (496-6397).

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)

  • Urgent: (617) 495-1212
  • Longwood: (617) 432-1212
  • Business: (617) 495-1215