Iwasaki Library

Storm and Snow Closings Policy


If the College must close, or delay opening, due to severe weather conditions or emergency, the following will apply.

Where to Find Information

Web: www.emerson.edu homepage
Phone: 617-824-8500, select option "2"
Radio: WRKO 680 AM
WBZ 1030 AM
WERS 88.9 FM
Television: WBZ Channel 4
WCVB Channel 5
WHDH Channel 7
WFXT Channel 25

The Policy

Delayed Opening

The official opening time for the College is 8:00 am. A delayed opening means that the College will resume its regular academic schedule two hours late, beginning at 10 am.  Classes scheduled with a start time before 10 am are canceled by a delayed opening and must be made up at a later date.

If the College announces a delayed opening, all first shift employees (other than those designated as “essential” personnel) should report to work at 10:00 am.

Employees whose regular start time is different than the College’s official opening time of 8:00 am should report to work at 10:00 am on a delayed opening day, or at their regular start time, whichever is later.

If your supervisor has designated your position as “essential” personnel, you should report at your regularly scheduled time.

Campus is Closed

The College will announce cancelled classes via Emerson email and text messages sent via the emergency notification system, Blackboard Connect, by 6:00 am for day classes and by 3:00 pm for evening classes.

An announcement cancelling classes cancels both classes and work, unless otherwise indicated.

Blackboard Connect

We strongly encourage you to log into http://ecommon.emerson.edu and select “Blackboard Connect Emergency Notification System signup” in the Quick Links section of the home page to verify that we have your current email and cell phone information.