Status Update on Tufts Campuses - February 9, 2013 – 6:30 PM
- February 9, 2013
The Boston and Medford/Somerville campuses will remain closed through Sunday, February 10. This includes all academic functions, administrative offices, libraries unless otherwise noted, Health Service, and athletic facilities.
While snow has been removed from most roadways and parking lots, most sidewalks and walkways are not yet clear, and objects below the surface may not be apparent. Facilities personnel on all campuses will be spending the next 24 hours removing snow from these areas. We ask that students use caution if it is necessary to go outside, do not walk in the streets, and please yield to snow removal vehicles.
On the Medford/Somerville campus, all concerts originally scheduled in the Granoff Music Center for February 9 and 10 have been cancelled. The 100 Days Celebration planned for Sunday has been postponed. Please await further communication about a new date for this event. The University is working on making the Tisch Sports and Fitness Center and Tisch Library open for students on Sunday. Further information will be provided in our Sunday update. Additional Medford/Somerville-specific information appears below.
On the Grafton campus, the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals are now open for full operations. While the campus is open, walkways are still being cleared. We encourage those who do not have responsibilities in the hospitals to remain off the roads and off campus.
At this time, we plan to reopen all three campuses for normal operations on Monday, February 11.
We will continue to provide updates on the status of our campuses at http://announcements.tufts.edu. Another update is planned for early Sunday afternoon.
Please note availability of the following services on the Medford/Somerville campus:
Carmichael and Dewick will stay OPEN until 7:30 pm on Saturday. All other locations will remain CLOSED. For the latest updates on dining services, visit http://dining.tufts.edu or follow @TuftsDining.
Parking & Transportation:
The Snow Emergency Parking Ban has been extended until Monday morning at 8:00 am. This ban will prohibit parking on all university roadways as well as staff/faculty parking lots. On the Medford/Somerville campus, students with a current green Resident or red Commuter decal are encouraged to park in the Lower Campus Garage or the Dowling Garage (if you don't have a garage card your Tufts ID will work for this weekend only).
Although Governor Patrick ‘s driving ban has been lifted, please use caution if you need to travel on the roads.
MBTA service remains suspended. University shuttle buses (Davis Square, Boston Avenue & NEC/Museum School) remain suspended; service will resume when it is safe to do so.
For a police, fire or medical emergency dial 617-627-6911.
Tufts Emergency Alert System
In an emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an Emergency Alert System integrating telephone, text messaging and email.