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Eastern Alert

Alert Message
Back on Campus This Fall


Updated on November 18, 2021 at 4:07 p.m.

The University is operating on its regular schedule.

In the event of inclement weather that normally would close the campus, operations will shift to online courses and remote telecommuting, as follows:     

  • Level 1 (essential) staff are required to report at their normal work times 
  • All scheduled classes (online, hybrid, on-ground) will be held online
  • Non-Level 1 staff and administrators will telecommute from home
  • Students with clinical rotations, internships or other in-person, off-campus commitments should follow the requirements of their host agency 
  • Scheduled on-campus events will take place if guest speakers or performers are available; virtual events will continue as scheduled
  • The Student Center will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on days when weather necessitates online learning
  • Sports Center facilities (cardio room, etc.) will be open to students from noon-8 p.m.
  • Consult individual web pages of other on-campus resources and services to determine if they are open or if services are only available online 

Parking: Faculty, staff and students must move their vehicles from all surface lots to the two parking garages during snowstorms. Failure to move vehicles from these areas may result in towing. 

In addition to notifications of current weather cancellations, campus incidents or other emergency conditions, this web page also provides information on how to access “Eastern Alert,” the University’s emergency notification system. Resources ranging from on-campus departments to off-campus municipal services are also referenced.

Additions to weather closing policy

In the event of a delayed opening of the University, any class that would have at least 45 minutes of meeting time remaining after the announced opening time will meet starting at the announced opening time. Any class meeting that would have fewer than 45 minutes of meeting time after the announced opening time will not meet. For example, if opening the campus is delayed until 10 a.m., classes running from 9:30-10:45 a.m. would meet from 10-10:45 a.m.

In the event of an early closing of the University, any class that would have at least 45 minutes of meeting time prior to the announced closing time will meet until the announced closing time.

Any class meeting that would have fewer than 45 minutes of meeting time before the announced closing time will not meet. For example, if we were to close the University early at 3 p.m., classes running from 2-3:15 p.m. would meet from 2-3 p.m.”

Sign up for the EASTERN ALERT system:

Note: Only Eastern students, faculty, and staff with an Eastern ID can sign up for Eastern Alert.

You can also call the telephone weather hotline at (860) 465-4444 or toll-free (800) 578-1449 for emergency and cancellation updates.

During storm conditions, this page will be updated twice daily: 6:30 AM for the day schedule and 2:00 PM for the evening schedule with additional updates as weather conditions warrant.

Campus Construction Notices

For information on scheduled closings please consult the online University Holiday Schedule and Academic Calendar.

Eastern also maintains Weather Hotlines for up-to-the-minute information on cancellations and delays:
General Weather Hotline: (860) 465-4444 or toll-free (800) 578-1449
Employee Weather Hotline: (860) 465-5025

View the University’s Weather Hotline Wallet Card