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Dear Members of the Harvard Community, 

Harvard University has continued to monitor the progress of the winter weather event. The National Weather Service (NWS) has a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the region and is projecting 8 to 12 inches of snowfall. According to the NWS, heavy snow will taper off around 8am. 

The University will remain open for normal operations today. Faculty, students, staff, academic personnel, and other members of the Harvard community should check their school websites for any school-specific schedule alterations.

We understand that travel to campus will be difficult this morning and may delay arrival for many. Those who need to significantly alter their 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.

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Dear Members of the Harvard Community, 

Harvard University has been closely monitoring the progress of the winter weather event that is expected to arrive later tonight. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Boston region, with snowfall expected to begin around 8pm tonight and continue through tomorrow morning. Approximately 6 to 10 inches of snow are expected in Greater Boston. The Monday morning commute is predicted to be difficult. 

The University will remain open for normal operations Monday. Faculty, students, staff, academic personnel, and other members of the Harvard community should check their school websites for any school-specific schedule alterations.

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.  

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

Sincerely,
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

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