Campus & Community

Call 496-NEWS for closings info

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The University operates the call-in number 496-NEWS for major School and University-wide closings due to inclement weather or other special circumstances affecting the Harvard campus.

In the event of a severe storm, 496-NEWS is updated throughout the day and evening. Faculty, staff, and students should check with their individual department Web pages or pre-established telephone emergency notification systems for information about closures related to specific classes and events within individual Schools or organizations.