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Emergency Information

3:15 pm Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Winter Storm Alert

This is Hugh Lena, SVP & Provost. Today is Tuesday, January 27th. Due to the continuing effects of winter storm Juno, all classes are cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th, including all undergraduate day school classes, graduate classes, and evening classes through the School of Continuing Education and the School of Business. College offices will also remain closed on Wednesday. We expect to resume normal operations and all classes on Thursday, January 29th.


1:12 pm Monday, January 26, 2015 - Winter Storm Alert

Due to the imminent severe weather conditions, Providence College has taken the following action:

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • The College offices will close at 3:30 p.m. and employees will be released for early dismissal
  • All classes starting at 4:00 p.m. and later are cancelled (this includes undergraduate day school, School of Continuing Education, Graduate, and M.B.A.)
  • The library will close at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • All classes are cancelled (this includes all day and night classes, across all schools)
  • All College offices will be closed.
  • The library will not be open

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • A decision on Wednesday classes will be made by Tuesday afternoon.


5:27 pm Monday January 26, 2015
An Important Message from the Dean of Students regarding the Blizzard.


Dear Friars:
As you know, the College has decided in suspend classes and close its offices tomorrow, Tuesday 1/27, due to the impending blizzard. Your safety and well-being during the storm and the snow removal process are our top priority. With that in mind, I ask you to take note of the following items. Attentiveness to these details and a common sense approach to those things that are not included here will help us to weather the storm smoothly and safely.
The weather forecast is calling for driving snow and very high winds for the remainder of the night and through tomorrow. The College has arranged for the services of additional staff members from the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Safety & Security, and Physical Plant. They will all be working together to keep the members of the College community safe and to get the snow cleared from campus as quickly. I ask that you please be as cooperative with them as possible.
For all on-campus students, I ask that you keep your windows securely closed. Games and activities will be made available in all residence halls tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. Please speak to your RA or Hall Director with any questions or concerns.
If you are a student living off-campus and lose power and/or heat, or experience other serious problems, please contact the Hall Director on Duty at (401) 639-9110 and/or the Office of Safety & Security at (401) 865-2391 to make arrangements to provide for those needs and to ensure your well-being.
The following areas will close tonight at 7:00pm and will not reopen any earlier than Tuesday at 6:00pm. More information will be made available as the storm progresses and decisions are made.

  • Peterson Recreation & Concannon Fitness Center
  • Slavin Center & McPhail’s
  • St. Dominic Chapel & Campus Ministry Center
Additionally, Phillips Memorial Library will close tonight at 6:00pm and remain closed all day tomorrow.

Information regarding dining services:


January 26

  • Raymond Hall  - Open til 8PM
  • Alumni Hall Food Court - Closing at 7PM
  • Ruane Café - Closing at 4PM
  • Friar Buyer  - Closing at 4PM
  • Dunkin Donuts - Closing at 7PM


January 27

  • Raymond Hall - Open 11AM – 3PM for Brunch, Open 5PM – 8PM Dinner
  • Alumni Hall Food Court - CLOSED
  • Ruane Café - CLOSED
  • Friar Buyer - CLOSED
  • Dunkin Donuts - CLOSED

As usual, EMTs and Security personnel are ready to assist any student in need. For emergencies, please call x2222; for non-emergencies, please call x2391. Additional information will be provided via campus email and on the College’s website and social media platforms. Should there be a need to communicate information urgently, we will activate the Friar Alert text message system.
While we are doing all we can to weather this storm (literally), it is now more important than ever that we come together as a Friar Family. Look out for one another as best you can, and help those you can safely help. Stay safe, stay vigilant, and stay warm!
Your dean of students,
 Steven Sears

Weather Line:
On Campus Emergencies:

Campus Security:

Off Campus Emergencies:
Call 911

Additional related on-campus phone numbers:
  • Emergency Management x1553
  • EHSx 2549
  • Facilities x2166
  • Health Center x2422
Additional information on the Web:
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