Emergency Closing Information

Updates

March 20, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.: Weather Emergency—UMass Boston will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, March 21. All subsequent classes and activities are canceled.

March 13, 2018 at 7:55 p.m.: Weather Emergency—The university will be closed on Wednesday, March 14. All activities are canceled.

March 12, 2018 at 4:50 p.m.: Weather Emergency—The university will be closed on Tuesday, March 13. All activities are canceled.

March 8, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.: Weather Emergency—The university is closed today, March 8. All classes and activities are canceled.

March 7, 2018 at 11:35 a.m.: Weather emergency. Early closing. The university will close at 1 p.m. today. All subsequent activities and classes are canceled.

March 2, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.: Due to sustained high winds and anticipated flooding, the campus will be closed on Saturday, March 3. All classes and events are canceled.

March 2, 2018 at 12:05 p.m.: Campus is closed effective immediately.

January 13, 2018 at 8 a.m.: The necessary water line repairs on the UMass Boston campus have been completed, and the campus reopened at 4 p.m. on Friday.

January 12, 2018 at 11:50 a.m.: To make all necessary repairs to water lines, the remaining campus buildings — Clark, ISC, Service and Supply, and University Hall — will close now. All campus buildings are closed.

January 12, 2018 at 11:25 a.m.: A water line has ruptured and is being repaired. This has impacted water service to the Campus Center, Wheatley, McCormack, Healey, and the Science Center, and these buildings need to close for the remainder of today. The Food Court will also be closed. Water service also was earlier interrupted at Quinn but has been restored, so Quinn will remain open along with the other buildings. Those who work in the closed buildings only are asked to work from home or find satellite work locations on campus, as practicable. Employees are encouraged to speak directly with their supervisors if there are any questions on work assignments.

January 8, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.: This morning, in the Healey Library, the radiator and cooling system for the building's emergency generator has had a freeze-up so emergency power is not currently available for the building. We therefore need to close the building immediately until emergency power can be restored.
 
We rely on emergency generators to provide power to critical life-safety systems in the building, especially the elevators and emergency lighting, in the event of the loss of normal power. Without emergency power for life-safety systems it is necessary to close the building until we can set up a temporary portable generator.  We have a portable generator enroute but it will take much of the rest of the day to set it up.  We expect to be up and running again in Healey by tomorrow and will keep you updated.
 
Because of this development, we are closing Healey Library now.  Public Safety and Safety volunteers will assist with the evacuation.
 
Any activities scheduled in the building will be redirected to other locations. Those who work in the Healey Library building only are asked to work from home or find satellite work locations on campus, as practicable.
 
Employees are encouraged to speak directly with their supervisors if there are any questions on work assignments.

January 7, 2018 at 11:55 p.m.: McCormack Hall will be closed on Monday morning, January 8, because of damage caused by the extreme cold to its fire suppression system. All fire protection and alarm systems remain active.

The recent extreme weather conditions have created several facility problems on campus over the past few days, and our facilities department has been working around the clock during this extreme cold to address the associated problems.

Repairing the damage to the fire suppression system in McCormack Hall requires parts and the assistance of outside contractors to restore the system to full functionality.

Because of this development, we are closing McCormack Hall tomorrow, Monday, until our facilities department further evaluates and repairs the damage.  Any activities scheduled in the building will be redirected to other locations. Those who work in the McCormack Hall building only are asked to work from home or find satellite work locations as practicable.

Employees are encouraged to speak directly with their supervisors if there are any questions on work assignments.

January 4, 2018 at 9:20 p.m.: The University of Massachusetts Boston will be closed on Friday, January 5. All classes and events are canceled.

January 3, 2018 at 4:45 p.m.: The University of Massachusetts Boston will be closed on Thursday, January 4. All classes and events are canceled.

Transportation

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.

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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.
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