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January 3, 2018 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

The university will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018, due to the winter storm. Visit for further updates.

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.



Parking Ban Information:

A Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be in effect tonight from 11:00 pm Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 until 7:00 am Friday, January 5th, 2018. During the ban, parking is prohibited on all university roadways as well as staff/faculty parking lots in order to facilitate snow removal. Faculty/staff on campus during the ban may park in the Dowling Garage.  Students with a current green Resident or red Commuter decal are encouraged to park in the Lower Campus Garage or the Dowling Garage. Both garages are presently available for parking.

Vehicles with red Commuter permits that are parked in the Lower Campus Garage must be removed from that garage by 9:00 am Friday, January 5th, 2018 . Additionally, vehicles with green Residential permits that are parked in the Dowling Garage must be removed from that garage by 9:00 am Friday, January 5th, 2018.

The City of Medford’s Snow Emergency Parking Ban is effective as of 7:00 am Thursday, January 4th, 2018 and will remain in effect until the city rescinds the Ban.  The City of Somerville has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban, effective as of 8:00 pm tonight, Wednesday, January 03, 2018. For updated information for Somerville regarding Snow Emergency Parking Bans go to and for Medford go to .

TuftsAlert system

In a significant 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.

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