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March 13, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:55 p.m.

We have confirmation that power has been restored to the majority of the Medford/Somerville campus. If you continue to have issues with power, please contact the Tufts University Police non-emergency line at 617-627-3030.

The Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie dining centers remain open to service students on their regular schedules.

We advise that you remain indoors during the remainder of the storm and follow these guidelines in the event of another power outage:

Facilities personnel are working to ensure that our campus is safe and we are able to return to normal operations as soon as possible.


UPDATED: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

We just received notification from National Grid that power should be restored to campus within the next hour.


UPDATED: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1:52 p.m.

There is a citywide power outage affecting the City of Medford and, therefore, all the major buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus. National Grid is working to restore power to the city. At this time, however, we do not have a timeline for when power will restored.

We will notify you as soon as we have more information.

We advise students to remain safely indoors and follow these winter power outage tips:


The university will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the winter storm. 

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Essential service personnel should coordinate with their supervisor to determine if they should physically report to their assigned campus for work, or if they should plan to work remotely. Non-essential employees with exempt status are encouraged to work remotely in order to maintain unit productivity or to prepare for reopening. Non-exempt personnel may work remotely only with prior supervisor approval. Please visit for additional details about university closure and remote work policies.

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