The University is Open as Scheduled
UMass Lowell is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. When deciding whether to close the campus due to extreme weather conditions, University officials consider many factors, including the condition of roads and streets on campus and in the surrounding areas, power outages, weather forecasts and other safety factors. University officials also consult with local and state public safety and emergency management agencies to make the most informed decisions possible. We trust that all members of the University community will use their best judgment about travel during inclement weather and communicate with faculty or supervisors about their situations.
Cancellations and Information
The UMass Lowell website is the primary location for all updates on University operations during closures. To receive e-mail or text messages about weather-related cancellations, sign up for alerts. You may also call 978-934-2121 or ext. 4-2121 for information. Cancellations will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter. For information about whether an event at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell will be held as scheduled, please call 978-934-5760. You can opt out of the text alerts by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.
Campus Transportation Services
For the safety of drivers and passengers, Campus Transportation, including university buses and shuttles, does not operate when the University is closed because of weather conditions. Find us on Facebook for updates.
Campus Recreation Center
When the university is closed on a weekday because of inclement weather, the Campus Recreation Center typically has a delayed opening at 10 a.m. and closes at the regularly scheduled time. If the university is closed on a weekend, hours of operation remain the same. There are rare instances when the CRC may need to close or operate at a different schedule than stated here. If there is a parking ban in effect, then the CRC lot will be closed. Find us on Facebook to receive updates as they become available. For all of the CRC’s regularly scheduled hours of operation and related policies, visit www.uml.edu/CRChours.
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
For information about whether a future event at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell will be held as scheduled, please call 978-934-5760.
Members of the UMass Lowell community can be notified of cancellations and closings by phone, text or e-mail. Sign up for the RAVE System. Log in using your University e-mail address and password. Cancellation information is also available by calling 978-934-2121 or ext. 4-2121. You can opt out of the text alerts by texting STOP to 67283 or 226787.
In the event of a snow emergency, the University may invoke an on-campus parking ban
to allow for plowing of University lots.