If the College must close, or delay opening, due to severe weather conditions or emergency, the following will apply.

The Policy

Delayed Opening

The official opening time for the College is 8:00 am. A delayed opening means that the College will resume its regular academic schedule two hours late, beginning at 10 am.  Classes scheduled with a start time before 10 am are canceled by a delayed opening and must be made up at a later date.

If the College announces a delayed opening, all first shift employees (other than those designated as “essential” personnel) should report to work at 10:00 am.

Employees whose regular start time is different than the College’s official opening time of 8:00 am should report to work at 10:00 am on a delayed opening day, or at their regular start time, whichever is later.

If your supervisor has designated your position as “essential” personnel, you should report at your regularly scheduled time.

Campus is Closed

The College will announce canceled classes via Emerson email and text messages sent via the emergency notification system, Emerson Alert, by 6:00 am for day classes and by 3:00 pm for evening classes.

An announcement cancelling classes cancels both classes and work, unless otherwise indicated.

Emerson Alert

We strongly encourage you to log into https://emerson.edu/emersonalert. and verify that we have your current email and cell phone information.

Where to Find Information

  • Website: emerson.edu
  • Phone: 617-824-8500, select option "2"
  • Radio:
    • WRKO 680 AM
    • WBZ 1030 AM
    • WERS 88.9 FM
  • Television:
    • WBZ Channel 4
    • WCVB Channel 5
    • WHDH Channel 7
    • WFXT Channel 25
  • Mobile: Users of the Emerson Native App will receive push notifications in the event of a closing or emergency