We are responsible for handling snow and ice problems as they occur on campus. This includes the snow plowing, shoveling, sanding and salting of on-campus roads, alleyways, sidewalks, stairways, and parking lots. The City of Boston is responsible for city streets such as Bay State Road, Cummington Street, Commonwealth Avenue, etc. We are not responsible for shoveling out personal vehicles in parking lots or rented parking spaces in a snow situation.
Every effort will be made during snow removal operations to keep areas free from snow and ice buildup; however, conditions can change dramatically depending on temperatures, the rate of snowfall, and wind conditions. Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors should use care and caution on campus when such conditions are present. Use of public transportation during such times greatly helps in keeping parking lots free of vehicles and expediting the snow and ice removal process.
If specific snow or ice situations occur that seem to be dangerous and cannot wait for the normal removal or sanding process, the appropriate Building Manager should be contacted. If an extreme hazard exists, please contact our Emergency Maintenance Control Desk at 3-2105.
We are not responsible for giving out information regarding class cancellations, University closing, or other storm related information. Each year the University gives out a listing of radio stations and the on-campus phone number to call for such information. Calls should not be made to our Emergency Control Desk as it only interferes with the effort to handle the storm and other campus maintenance problems that occur.