Cancellations and Delays Policy:

  • In the event that weather or other emergency conditions warrant the all-day closing, delayed opening or early closure of the University, announcements will be made via the University Emergency Messaging System; all-day school closing notifications will be made before 5:30 a.m. School closing information will also be posted on the website.
  • In the event that weather or other emergency conditions warrant the all-day closing or delayed opening of the University, announcements will be made on the following radio and television stations, and websites:
  • Radio stations: WBZ 1030 AM
  • Television Channels: WBZ-TV Channel 4, WCVB-TV Channel 5, WHDH-TV Channel 7, FOX25-TV Channel 25
  • Other: Rhode Island Broadcasters Association (RIBA) participating members http://www.ribroadcasters.com/images/user/file/RIBA%20Stations.pdf
  • Websites: www.suffolk.edu
  • Please call 617-573-8262 for updated messages. Do not call the University Police Department, switchboard, administrative offices, radio, or television stations to verify University closing.
  • On-line classes are typically not cancelled due to weather.

    Please note:  

    • When classes are delayed or canceled, the cancellation will apply to the entire University, including all three schools – Arts & Sciences, including NESAD, Business, and Law – as well as libraries and all University activities (Student Affairs, athletic events, performances, etc.), but does not impact on-line classes.
    • Weekend and holiday closings or delays will be handled in the same manner as weekdays.