Emergency Management and Business Continuity

Emergency Closing Information


Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:01 p.m. The university is closed tomorrow, March 14, beginning at 7 a.m. Classes and activities are canceled. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.: The university is closed tomorrow, February 13, beginning at 7 a.m. Classes and activities are canceled.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:40 p.m.: The University of Massachusetts Boston is closed Thursday, February 9, beginning at 7 a.m. Classes and activities are canceled.


  • In the event of an early closing or late opening, the shuttle will continue to operate, as long as the roads are passable, for several hours after early closings or before delayed openings. 
  • The UMass Boston shuttles between the campus, JFK station, and Bayside will continue to operate even though classes may be canceled.
  • Be advised that weather conditions may cause delays.

Overnight Parking Ban

No overnight parking will be allowed between November 1 and April 1. Cars that remain on campus will be subject to ticketing and towing. Should you have an extenuating circumstance you must call public safety to discuss your situation with them.

It is imperative that you honor this policy to ensure that we can adequately plow our lots.

Special Events and All Other Activities on Campus

Athletics Events

If the university closes early and there are athletic events scheduled, the Athletics Department, after consultation with public safety, will determine if the event can occur. If canceled, the Athletics Department will have a recording on the main university phone line at 617.287.5000 and will post a message on the university website at www.umb.edu.

Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center will be closed during the same time period as the campus closure. If there is an early dismissal, the Early Learning Center will arrange with the parents for pick-up times. If there is a delayed opening, the Early Learning Center will open at 10 a.m. and will accept students until 11:30 a.m.

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