Today is a normal day of operations. The campus, hospitals and clinics are open normal hours. Last Updated 02-26-2022
If a Tufts University campus closes due to snow, it will be announced via the following channels. These are the only official sources of a snow-related closing announcement.
If necessary, any additional details about the status of Cummings School and Cummings Veterinary Medical Center will be posted on this page.
Visit http://announcements.tufts.edu/ for further weather-related updates
As the dusting of snow told us last week, winter is just around the corner. We wanted to remind you of the different levels of weather responses, with of course a focus on snowstorms. (Note: the following pertains to Grafton campus and Tufts at Tech only. The Woodstock campus will make its own decision.)
We will send out email notices (Grafton, DVM students, and graduate student e-lists) around weather events, post notices to our website (https://vet.tufts.edu/weather-update/), and put out a phone message that can be reached by calling 508-839-6124.
There are people who come from areas distant from the Grafton campus. If your local conditions prevent you from coming to campus, notify your supervisor and/or course or rotation director.
Please note that there may be full-day campus closures, delayed openings, and early closing. When possible, we will align partial day campus closures with major shift changes on campus. Like last year, we will have campus and/or hospital (FHSA/HLA) closures, but given the new remote and hybrid work environment, a campus closure does not mean a school closure – many activities will continue, including lecture classes.
When the campus or hospitals are closed, only essential workers report on-site. If you are not sure if you are considered essential, please consult with your supervisor.
If you are home during campus and/or hospital closure (whether you are routinely working remotely or hybrid, or only home because you are non-essential), you are expected to continue to work because school activities will continue. We recognize that under some circumstances (e.g., power outages, childcare) individuals may not be able to work during campus closures. If your routine work cannot be done from home because of the nature of work, please take the opportunity to engage in continuing education or professional development activities, or any of the many other work-related activities we don’t find time to accomplish during our regular days.
Here are the different levels of campus closures that may be announced. We will try to be proactive in calling closures, but often they will be made early on the day of the snowstorm.