UPDATE for Tuesday, Jan. 27: All classes/activities cancelled today thru 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Click for details.
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Governor Declares State of Emergency, Campus Winter Storm Plan in Effect
UPDATE: All classes/activities are cancelled today, Tuesday, Jan. 27, through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.
CLASSES CANCELLED: All classes and activities beginning prior to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, are cancelled. We will continue to evaluate weather conditions in order to determine the need for any future cancellations.
PARKING BAN: A parking ban for all RIC roadways and parking lots -- except for those designated as temporary for resident hall students -- continues to be in effect. Additionally, the campus will remain closed to any traffic until the Governor lifts the travel ban to support campus cleanup.
PARKING FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS: Our appreciation is extended to resident students who have been extremely cooperative throughout this snow emergency. Resident students are asked to move their vehicles back to the resident lot (L lot) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday so the lots in which they are currently parked can be cleared for usage later in the day. Towing and ticketing will still be in effect as we complete the move back to L lot.
CAMPUS POLICE: Campus police continue to monitor roads and walkways and provide assistance where necessary. If any student has a mechanical issue with his/her vehicle and cannot move the vehicle, please contact campus police immediately at 401-456-8201.
DINING SERVICES: Donovan Dining Center continues to be in full operation in order to service resident students. Donovan Dining Center WILL BE OPEN from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Galley and The Café are closed.
LIBRARY: The Adams Library will be closed until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
RECREATION CENTER: The Recreation Center will be open for regular hours starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday for student use.
EMPLOYEES AND REPORTING TO WORK ON WEDNESDAY: Please be advised that Governor Raimondo’s executive order expired at 4:30 p.m. today and the travel ban has been lifted at 10:00 p.m. this evening, and though classes are cancelled, staff are expected to return to work tomorrow. We fully understand that some staff may be unable to return to work tomorrow due to remnants of the storm; those staff are required to discharge the appropriate time. Snow removal on campus will continue throughout the night and all day Wednesday. To accommodate the continued clean-up, parking will be restricted to certain lots in the morning. Additionally, specific building entrances will be designated for staff to enter in the morning that ensure clear pedestrian pathways. Please see below:
Open parking lots: J, I, H, K, D, C, U and the entire East Campus; Closed lots: B, A, T, X, W, Y
Murray Center - Quad Entrance
Gaige Hall -East Entrance
Adams Library - Lower level north side
Fogarty Life Science - Lower level south side
Clark Science - Southeast entrance
Alger Hall - Southeast entrance
Alex and Ani Hall - South main entrance
Roberts Hall - Main Entrance
Whipple Hall - Southwest entrance
Horace Mann Hall - All entrances
Donovan Dining Center - All entrances
Student Union - South entrance
Henry Barnard School - Northeast entrance
Forman - Main entrance
Yellow Cottage - North entrance
Rec Center - Main entrance
Building 1 - Upper level entrance
Building 3 - South entrance
Building 4 - North entrance
Building 5 - South entrance
Building 6 - South entrance
Kauffman Center - Main entrance
Outreach - Main entrance
Social work - South entrance
Sherlock - Main entrance
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. We want to thank all those employees who have worked throughout the storm to keep our campus safe and deliver services.
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:
- On the college information line at (401) 456-9500;
- With local radio and television stations through the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association consortium;
- Via text messages using RICAlert - the Rhode Island College Emergency Notification System;
- and on the RIC Facebook and Twitter pages.
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.