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March 6, 2018 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, Grafton

Due to the upcoming winter storm, Tufts Grafton campus will close and all classes will be canceled beginning at 12 pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Please visit our website,, or call the Cummings School Information Line (508-839-6124) for up-to-date storm related information. 

Other campuses will open as regularly scheduled.

Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals on the Grafton campus will remain open until noon on Wednesday March 7, 2018 and after that will be open for emergencies and in-patient care only.   Personnel should report to work until 12 pm.  After noon on Wednesday, only essential personnel will report to work.  Clinical, fourth year students should confirm with faculty service leaders the need for them to remain in the hospitals after 12 pm. We anticipate Cummings School's campus will reopen Thursday morning, March 8th. Please watch the website for details of opening time.

Tufts VETS hospital in Walpole, MA will be open offering full services on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Dr. Gene White will communicate with Tufts Veterinary Field Service faculty and staff directly regarding its service offerings throughout the storm.  Please direct any questions to Dr. White, 860-974-2780.

Public Safety and Parking in Grafton

Campus facilities and public safety officers will work to clear snow, shovel paths and open parking lots.  Please help us by following these parking guidelines effective until Thursday morning, March 8, 2018. Please do not park overnight on campus, unless you are required to work.  Faculty, students and staff required to remain at work after 12 pm on March 7, 2018, please park cars in front of campus police (building 15).  It is imperative we keep vehicles in a centralized location to help facilities and others remove snow. If you need a ride across campus, please call campus police at 508-887-4900.

We remain sincerely grateful to the facilities, public safety and clinical teams working to keep animals, people and our campus safe.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

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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