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Emergency Management/Campus Advisories

Governor Declares State of Emergency, Campus Winter Storm Plan in Effect
All classes for Tuesday, Jan. 27 are cancelled.

CLASSES CANCELLED: Per executive order, Governor Raimondo has declared a state of emergency effective 11 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, through Tuesday, Jan. 27. Coinciding with the Governor’s order, classes will be cancelled effective 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Classes will also be cancelled on Tuesday.  

PARKING BAN: College preparations will include a parking ban on all college roads and all parking lots effective 5 p.m. on Monday through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, with the exception of lots I, H, and J. Additionally, effective Monday evening, Library Road will be closed completely from Sapinsley Hall to the northwest corner of the Murray Center.  Any vehicles not following the ban will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

PARKING FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS: Special cooperation is asked of resident students, who are directed to park in parking lots J and I on Monday evening prior to 5:30 p.m. All resident students will be notified when their vehicles should be moved back to their appropriate lot.

CAMPUS POLICE: Campus police will be out throughout the storm monitoring roads, walkways and provide assistance where necessary.  If any student has a mechanical issue with their vehicle and cannot move the vehicle, please contact campus police immediately at 401-456-8201. 

SECOND SHIFT EMPLOYEES: Second-shift employees are expected to report to work at their regularly scheduled time.  If you are a non-essential employee (as determined by your supervisor) and you elect not to work your normal shift, you will be required to discharge time.

DINING SERVICES: Donovan Dining Center WILL BE OPEN from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Galley and The Café are closed.

LIBRARY: The Adam’s Library will be closed during the storm.

RECREATION CENTER: The Recreation Center will be open it regular hours Monday for student use, with the exception of the pool.

As with the uncertainly with any winter storm faculty, staff, and students are urged to consult the college’s website for updates.  It is also recommended that all campus constituents register for college notification systems. For more information on the RICAlert system, click here.

Please exercise caution when walking and driving on campus. Thank you for your cooperation as we work through the storm to keep the campus safe.

Continue to check this website for further updates.

Rhode Island College is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy campus environment for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. The Emergency Management/Campus Advisories web page is a hub for the posting of timely and concise information of value related to inclement weather and other campus advisories.

In the event of delays or class/college closures, Rhode Island College will post information in accordance with the class cancellation / college closing policy.

Notices will be posted:

  1. On the college information line at (401) 456-9500;
  2. With local radio and television stations through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association consortium;
  3. Via text messages using RICAlert - the Rhode Island College Emergency Notification System;
  4. and on the Outside LinkRIC Facebook and Outside LinkTwitter pages.

Sign up for RICAlert

We urge all members of the campus community to register for the college's RICAlert text messaging system. This emergency notification system allows the college to send an emergency text message through any mobile device to members of the college community for whom it has a mobile phone number and will only be used in the event of an emergency, including the small chance that classes would need to be delayed or cancelled. Adobe PDFClick here for registration instructions and click here to access MyRIC. (There may be a short delay before your subscription to RICAlert is activated.) Here is a list of FAQs for RICAlert.

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Page last updated: January 27, 2015