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May 9, 2016 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

Update: May 9, 2016 at 1:44 PM

All buildings affected by this morning’s events on the Medford/Somerville campus have been cleared by law enforcement, and the campus is returning to limited operations for the remainder of the day, Monday, May 9. Students, faculty, and staff are free to move about campus. For the peace of mind of the community and due to the ongoing investigation, there will be an enhanced police presence for the remainder of the day.

Arts & Sciences and Engineering exams scheduled for 3:30 PM have been postponed to later this week, as have all Fletcher School exams scheduled today. A schedule for postponed exams will be provided to affected students.

Arts & Sciences and Engineering exams scheduled for 7 PM tonight will go on as planned.

Tisch Library and Ginn Library are reopening for students who may wish to prepare for upcoming exams. Dining facilities remain open. Tisch Sports & Fitness Center will be reopening by 3 PM.

The Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) at 120 Curtis Street is open for students, while faculty and staff may seek confidential support resources through the Tufts University Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The counselor on call and administrator on call are available through the TUPD non-emergency number, 617-627-3030.

AS&E students who feel unable to take an exam tonight in light of this morning’s events are asked to contact their instructor and seek support from the Counseling & Mental Health Service, their private physician, or their academic dean. Fletcher students with concerns about exams should contact the Registrar’s office or their academic dean.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and patience during this very unusual and challenging day.

Update: May 9, 2016 at 12:20 PM

There is an ongoing criminal investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, who are continuing to clear buildings on campus. There will be an enhanced police presence on campus for the remainder of the day. At this time, we are unable to provide information relating to that investigation. We expect to be able to provide additional information relating to final exams and campus operations shortly.

The Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) at 120 Curtis Street is open for students, while faculty and staff may seek confidential support resources through the Tufts University Employment Assistance Program (EAP).

Update: May 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

All noon exams are postponed while law enforcement continues to clear affected buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus. Students may travel to and from dining halls. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible.

May 9, 2016 at 9:38 AM

We are writing to update you on the bomb threats affecting a number of buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus. All of the affected buildings have been evacuated and secured. Multiple law enforcement agencies are actively working to clear the affected buildings and will reopen them once it is safe to do so.

Medford/Somerville staff are asked to return home, with the exception of essential employees who are asked to remain on campus. Students are asked to remain in their residences this morning until further notice. All morning activities, including final exams, are postponed. Pending reopening of the affected buildings, a decision will be made regarding afternoon activities and final exams as soon as possible.

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