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Harvard University has been closely monitoring the progress of the winter weather event that is expected to arrive Wednesday, March 21. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Boston region, with snowfall expected to begin Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday morning. Approximately 6 to 8 inches of wet, heavy snow is expected in Greater Boston, while some isolated areas could get as much as 8 to 12 inches.

The University is expected to be open for normal operations Wednesday and Thursday. Faculty, students, staff and other members of the Harvard community should check their school websites for any school-specific schedule alterations.

Commutes throughout the region will likely be affected. All Harvard community members are urged to exercise caution as they travel to and from campus. We understand that travel may be difficult and that some may need to alter their schedules. Those 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.

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