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Inclement Weather Campus Closing & Delayed Opening

Current Status

There is no inclement weather alert to report. (Friday, 4/12/24 9:13 AM)

 

In the event of a campus closure, delay and/or early release, details of the alert will be available here, to the television and radio stations listed below, to BSU's official social media sites (Twitter/X, Facebook, and Instagram) and to the BSU Mobile app.

 

Details for our campus community

Students

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. The Bear’s Den and East Campus Commons dining will open during their normal operating hours or as BSU Dining employees are able to arrive on campus. Food delivery by robots will not be available. If BSU is closed for more than one day, arrangements may be made to open additional facilities to provide student activities.

If the BSU is closed during a scheduled exam period, information on new exam dates will be available through the Registrar’s Office on BSU Mobile, the Student Portal, and the University’s homepage as soon as possible.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Faculty/Staff

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. Employees who had requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to work when the university closes and must report to work or remain at work regardless of closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. If the event is during off hours, University Events will confer with the department sponsoring the event and Facilities Management. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

 

 

-->Details for our campus community in the event of a closure

Students

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. The Bear’s Den and East Campus Commons dining will be open during their normal operating hours for dining services during closings. If BSU is closed for more than one day, arrangements may be made to open additional facilities to provide student activities.

If the BSU is closed during a scheduled exam period, information on new exam dates will be available through the Registrar’s Office on BSU Mobile, the Student Portal, and the University’s homepage as soon as possible.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Faculty/Staff

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. Non-essential employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who had requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

 

-->Details for our campus community when BSU is closed for day classes:

Students/Faculty

Day classes are defined as any class that starts at 8 AM through and including 3:25 PM, so when day classes are cancelled, all classes held during this timeframe will not meet.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Staff

During a day closure, employees normally scheduled to work any day tour (7-3, 8-4, 9-5, etc.) – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the designated time of closure to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

 

 

-->Details for our campus community when BSU is closed for night classes:

Students/Faculty

Night classes are defined as any class or course that begins at 4 PM or thereafter.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Staff

During night closings, non-essential employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the designated time of closure to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

 

 

-->Details for our campus community when BSU announces a delayed opening

Students/Faculty

All classes that begin prior to the delayed opening time are canceled.

Opening time after delay First Class Starts
9 AM M-W-F – 9:05 AM
Tu-Th – 9:30 AM 10 AM
10 AM M-W-F – 10:1-0 AM
Tu-Th – 11 AM
11 AM M-W-F – 11:15 AM
Tu-TH – 12:30 PM

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Staff

BSU's official start time is 8 a.m. and not the start of an employee’s tour of duty. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the delay to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

Delayed Opening Report Time After Delay
1-hour delay 9 AM
2-hour delay 10 AM
3-hour delay 11 AM

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

 

 

-->Details for our campus community when BSU announces an early closing

Students

For students who commute, the Rondileau Student Union will remain open 1 hour after the official closing time to allow students to shelter in place while waiting for a ride or the commuter rail.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Faculty/Staff

During early closures, employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are to leave campus for employee and public safety concerns and to allow for proper storm cleanup.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

 

 

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Details for our campus community University closure:

Students

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. The Bear’s Den and East Campus Commons dining will be open during their normal operating hours for dining services during closings. If BSU is closed for more than one day, arrangements may be made to open additional facilities to provide student activities.

If the BSU is closed during a scheduled exam period, information on new exam dates will be available through the Registrar’s Office on BSU Mobile, the Student Portal, and the University’s homepage as soon as possible.

 

Faculty/Staff

When BSU closes, all classes are canceled, and university offices are closed, except the Central Steam Plant, BSU Police Department, and Facilities Management Department, which remain open. Non-essential employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who had requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

-->Closed for Day Classes:

Students/Faculty

Day classes are defined as any class that starts at 8 AM through and including 3:25 PM, so when day classes are cancelled, all classes held during this timeframe will not meet.

 

Staff

During a day closure, employees normally scheduled to work any day tour (7-3, 8-4, 9-5, etc.) – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the designated time of closure to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

 

Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

-->Closed for Night Classes:

Students/Faculty

Night classes are defined as any class or course that begins at 4 PM or thereafter.

 

Staff

During night closings, non-essential employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the designated time of closure to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

-->Delayed Opening:

Students/Faculty

All classes that begin prior to the delayed opening time are canceled.

Opening time after delay First Class Starts
9 AM M-W-F – 9:05 AM
Tu-Th – 9:30 AM 10 AM
10 AM M-W-F – 10:1-0 AM
Tu-Th – 11 AM
11 AM M-W-F – 11:15 AM
Tu-TH – 12:30 PM

 

Staff

BSU's official start time is 8 a.m. and not the start of an employee’s tour of duty. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are discouraged from coming to campus during the delay to allow for proper storm cleanup and employee safety.

Delayed Opening Report Time After Delay
1-hour delay 9 AM
2-hour delay 10 AM
3-hour delay 11 AM

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

-->Early Closing:

Students

For students who commute, the Rondileau Student Union will remain open 1 hour after the official closing time to allow students to shelter in place while waiting for a ride or the commuter rail.

 

Faculty/Staff

During early closures, employees normally scheduled to work – either on-campus or remotely – will be compensated as if they had worked during those time periods. Employees who previously requested sick time or vacation leave will be required to record those hours as such. Other than designated essential university personnel, all other faculty and staff are to leave campus for employee and public safety concerns and to allow for proper storm cleanup.

 

Essential Employees

Essential employees are required to report to or to remain at work regardless of university closings or delayed openings. For clarification, the hours of the day of an event are 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. These times are relevant for essential employees working second and third shifts.

 

Visitors/Events

When BSU closes, events are canceled unless circumstances demand otherwise, and the requisite level of support is available. University Events records an announcement with any updates for both BSU and externally sponsored events on the Inclement Weather Events Line 508.531.1271.

For complete closure information, visit the Inclement Weather BridgeNet site.

 

 

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Announcement Lines

Class Cancellations: 508.531.1391
Library Hours: 508.531.1749

For the Media

Press Inquiries: 508.531.1335
marcomm@bridgew.edu

News and Information Channels

CBS Boston Channel 4 
WBZ-Radio AM 1030
WCVB-TV Channel 5
WHDH-TV Channel 7
NBC Boston 10, NECN, & Telemundo
WFXT-TV Boston 25
R.I. Broadcast Channels 6, 10, 11, & 12

Emergency & Safety

BSU Police Department
Operations Center
200 Great Hill Drive
Phone: 508.531.1212
Emergency: 911
TTY: 508.531.6111
bsupolice@bridgew.edu
BSU Police

 

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