Emergency Closing Information

In the event of an emergency closing or class cancellation, notices will be posted immediately to the landing pages of the Students section and Faculty & Staff section of this website. In addition, email notifications will be sent to faculty, staff, and students in the event of closings, though these notifications are subject to email server delays. A message will also be posted to the SPH main telephone number: 617-638-4640.

The decision to close SPH for classes and the decision to close the Medical Campus for employees are made independently of one another. However, if the Medical Campus is closed for the day, no classes will be held.

Class Cancellation Announcements for Students and Faculty

In the event of weather-related cancellations of classes, notifications will be posted to the SPH website three (3) hours before each of the following class meeting times:

  • 10 a.m. classes or earlier: Cancellation announcement no later than 7 a.m.
  • 1 p.m. classes: Cancellation announcement no later than 10 a.m.
  • 2 p.m. classes: Cancellation announcement no later than 11 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. classes: Cancellation announcement no later than 3 p.m.

Cancellation Announcements for Staff

A decision to dismiss or close the BU Medical Campus for staff is made independently from the decision to cancel classes. Staff-specific notifications will be posted to the Faculty & Staff section.