Inclement Weather Information

At this time, HMS will remain open for normal operations on Wednesday, March 21. You will likely already have received a message from Harvard University indicating that the University’s central administrative offices expect to be open as well.

All HMS community members are urged to exercise caution when traveling. We understand that your commute may be challenging on Wednesday, and possibly on Thursday. We encourage you to use your best judgment based on individual circumstances in determining whether you need to work from home or amend your schedule. If you are one of these individuals, please check with your supervisor.
We would like to thank our facilities staff, who will work throughout the storm to ensure all facilities and related operations are secure.

During periods of inclement weather, information is available to the HMS community through the following channels:

HMS home page


HMS emergency phone line (listen only): 617-432-6666

The Harvard University phone line for info on all schools (listen only): 866-496-NEWS (6397)

Channel 4 (also WBZ radio), Channel 5 and Channel 7

Students should refer to MyCourses and/or Canvas for updates about specific courses and sessions.



Harvard Medical School

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Harvard University
Police Department (HUPD)


Urgent: 617-495-1212
Longwood: 617-432-1212
Business: 617-495-1215

Visit the HUPD website for more information.