Inclement Weather Procedures

The University may close due to inclement weather. Professors are not allowed under any circumstances to cancel class before a University announcement is made to do so.

In the event that weather conditions could cause an all-day closing, the University will make announcements between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the following local television and radio stations only:


  • WBUR 90.9 FM
  • WRKO 680 AM
  • WBZ 1030 AM


If you are out of range of these stations, please call 617-353-SNOW (617-353-7669) or the University Switchboard at 617-353-2000. Do not call the MET Dean’s office, BU Police, or the media stations listed above.

Information will also be listed on the BU homepage and the WBUR website.

For partial cancellations, the University will usually make announcements by 3 p.m. On such occasions, Human Resources will notify all vice presidents, deans, and directors so that they may inform their employees.

For more detailed information regarding emergency weather, please visit the Emergency Management communications site.