weather updates

Wellesley College will be closed on Wednesday,
January 28. We will re-open on Thursday.

As promised, the Wellesley College Emergency Management Group met again this Tuesday and, upon further review, determined that the College will remain closed until Thursday to allow the time required to fully clear College roadways and walking paths, and to ensure that all buildings are able to be re-opened safely.

When the College closes, staff members who have been designated as “essential personnel” are expected to report to work. For the purposes of our union staff, this closure will end at 11 p.m. on Wednesday. Academic and administrative buildings will re-open on Thursday morning per usual.

By closing the College, please note that all classes and College activities are cancelled for Wednesday. Academic buildings—including the libraries—and the Keohane Sports Center will be closed. The Health Service will also be closed on Wednesday; a clinician will be available by phone. For details on the Health Service and other student services, please see the Student Life severe weather website. Please note that the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center will be open but with limited service. 

The residential hall dining halls and Bae Pao Lu Chow Dining Room will be open on Wednesday, with limited service. Please check the Wellesley Fresh website for adjusted hours. The Leaky Beaker, Collins Café, and Emporium, will all be closed on Wednesday.

For the latest information on the Exchange Bus and the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Shuttle service, please see the transportation website.

For those who have a car on campus, please continue to park in the Davis Parking Facility so that crews can more easily plow the surface parking lots and roads.


 

Update as of Tuesday, January 27 at 6:07 p.m.:

Wellesley College will re-open, and the workday will begin for all staff, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
January 28. First classes will begin at 11:10 a.m.

As our crews continue working hard to clear College roadways and walkways of significant snowfall, the Wellesley College Emergency Management Group is continuing to monitor the weather and the situation closely. We will update you again before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Dining hall schedules are available on the Wellesley Fresh website, and any changes in schedule to the Exchange Bus or the Babson-Olin-Wellesley Shuttle will be announced on the transportation website.

Thank you for your continued patience, and please stay safe!

 


 

Update as of Monday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m.:

Wellesley College will be closed Tuesday, January 27.

Wellesley College will close at midnight Monday, and remain closed on Tuesday, January 27 due to the snowstorm. Please note that some buildings on campus will be closing earlier, as noted below.

When the College closes, staff members who have been designated as “essential personnel” are expected to report to work.

By closing the College, please note that all classes and College activities are cancelled for Tuesday. As we secure the campus, academic buildings, including the libraries, as well as the Keohane Sports Center and the Campus Center will be closing early, beginning at 9 p.m. Monday. Similarly, students and non-essential faculty and staff are asked to stay out of the Science Center as of 9 p.m. Monday. The Health Service will also be closed on Tuesday; a clinician is available by phone. For details on the Health Service and other student services, please see the Student Life severe weather website.

The residential hall dining halls will be open on Tuesday but with limited service. Please check the Wellesley Fresh website for adjusted hours, especially for breakfast hours on Tuesday.

The Leaky Beaker, Collins Café, and Emporium will all be closed on Tuesday, but the Bae Pao Lu Chow Dining Room will be open for lunch and dinner.

Please also note that the bus schedule has been affected by the snow, with no Exchange Bus or Babson-Olin-Wellesley Shuttle service Tuesday and limited service Monday. For specific bus schedule changes and updates, please see the transportation website.

For those who will have a car on campus through the snowstorm, please park in the Davis Parking Facility so that crews can more easily plow the surface parking lots and roads.

As always, please check the Wellesley College homepage for updates, including when the College will reopen.

Please stay safe!

Key Contacts

Public Safety


Wellesley College
EMERGENCY: x5555
Non-hearing: x2303
Non-emergency: x2121

Town of Wellesley
EMERGENCY: Dial 911
Non-emergency:
Police Department
781.235.1212
Fire Department
781.235.1300
 

Other Wellesley


Media Relations
Tel: 781.283.2373
Fax: 781.283.3650
Journalists: 781.283.3321


Transportation
Tel: 781.283.2318


Residential Life
Tel: 781.283.2679
 

Health Service
Tel: 781.283.2810