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Friday classes canceled, offices closed at Massachusetts campuses

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Northeastern canceled classes and closed administrative offices on Friday, Jan. 5, at its Massachusetts campuses as the region weathers heavy snow, high winds, and coastal flooding from powerful Winter Storm Grayson.

In an email to the university community on Thursday, the university said, “The university’s snow team continues to work around the clock to manage the effects of the storm, maintain a safe campus, and provide essential services.”

The message also noted that keeping non-essential operations closed would enable the university to fully prepare the campus for student move-in this weekend.

Weekend weather forecasts are predicting dangerously cold temperatures across the region. The university’s message encouraged community members to “use extreme caution.”

Online classes remain unaffected and will continue to be accessible to students. All activities at Northeastern’s regional campuses in Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto will continue as scheduled.

Here is an updated Friday schedule for a range of Boston campus services and programs:


Stetson East dining hall will be open (7 a.m.–7 p.m.); all other dining locations will be closed

Library and Student Center:

Snell Library and Curry Student Center will maintain normal hours of operation


Marino Center will be open (noon–10 p.m.); Badger and Rosen SquashBusters Center will be closed; up-to-date recreation facility hours, which may change due to the storm, can be found at or 617.373.4433


New-student orientation will be postponed, but Welcome Week events will continue as planned, including Taste of Boston (International Village, 5 p.m.) and Winter Blast (Curry Student Center, 7 p.m.); additional orientation and Welcome Week information is available at


The men’s basketball game against Elon (Matthews Arena, 7 p.m.) and the men’s hockey game at Bentley will continue as scheduled; any changes to the athletics schedule will be posted to