Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Cancellation of Classes and Office Closings

The University may, from time to time, find it necessary to close the campus due to inclement weather. If the campus is closed, all non-essential staff ordinarily will not be required to work or will be dismissed early and will be compensated for regularly scheduled hours for that day.

Broadcasts covering any delay/cancellation will be announced on radio and television stations in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts (published annually by the Office of University Relations). As media outlets provide only limited information on the University’s schedule during periods of inclement weather, please call the Department of Public Safety Information Line at (401) 232-6002 for a more detailed message. Morning announcements are posted by 6:30 a.m., and evening announcements are posted by 3 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather during working hours, if a non-exempt employee elects to leave before an official closing of the University, he/she may use vacation time for those hours.

Contacts: Department of Public Safety Info Line 401-232-6002