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School of Arts and Sciences

Weather Advisory


Weather Closure Procedures

The safety of our community is a top priority.

If a Tufts University campus is closed due to a snow or weather emergency, it will be announced via the below channels.

If necessary, any additional details about the status of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts will be posted on this page.

For information about preparing for winter storms, please visit the Public Safety website:

If the University closes the campuses or has a delayed opening, we expect classes, exams and review boards to go on as planned, and in a virtual format. Should there be a change in modality, students will hear directly from their instructor.

COVID Testing
For the updated hours of operation of Tufts COVID-19 testing centers, see the Testing Center Calendar.

Dining Services
When the University closes, Tufts Dining maintains essential services for students on meal plans who reside on the Medford/Somerville campus. Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers remain open during weather emergencies, and are available for students on meal plans, or students who wish to purchase a meal using JumboCash or Cash.

Please check the Dining App and/or Dining Services' Facebook page and Twitter feed for up-to-date information about which centers will remain open and which services will be available.

Health Services
When the campus is closed, students in need of medical advice should call (617) 627-3350 to talk to the on-call provider. Students calling with a non-urgent routine matter that can wait until the next business day are encouraged to call back during operating hours or send a message through the patient portal:

Counseling and Mental Health
If campus is closed, CMHS staff will be working and holding appointments remotely, even if the building will be closed.

Weather-related changes to the hours of operation for the Tisch, SMFA and Lilly Libraries will be posted on the Tisch Library homepage.

SMFA/NEC Shuttle Service
If the Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses are closed, shuttles will not operate. All weather-related service announcements will be posted on the real-time GPS software (DoubleMap)

Staffing during Emergency Closures
When a campus has an emergency closing (such as a snow closure), exempt and non-exempt employees who can work remotely will be expected to perform their regular work remotely unless communicated otherwise by their supervisor. Essential workers will be informed by their supervisor regarding the need to physically report to campus.