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Winter Storm Update: Thursday, January 29

Babson College will be open for business as usual on Thursday, January 29.

Our community should take extra caution when driving and walking on campus as high snow banks may limit visibility and walkways may not be down to pavement. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m.

Winter Storm Closing: Wednesday, January 28

All administrative offices will be closed and all classes will be cancelled for Wednesday, January 28.

The Crisis Response Team has been closely monitoring the current and predicted weather conditions as well as in close communications with the essential personnel supporting the snow removal and safety plan for the community. The Governor of Massachusetts has lifted the State of Emergency as well as travel ban across the state as of midnight tonight, but there is extensive clean up continuing and the community should take all precautions regarding personal safety both on and off campus.

Official announcements and updates concerning the storm and college operations will be posted on this website, via Babson email, the INFO line at 781-239-4636, www.facebook.com/babsoncollege, and local news and radio channels.  Please use the above means of communication to stay updated on the status of the college and only call Public Safety at 781-239-5555 or Work Order at 781-239-4444 if you need immediate assistance or require emergency services.

Food Services

Trim: 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dunkin: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Reynolds: 11 a.m. - Midnight
Olin Café, Jazzmans and Roger's Pub - Closed
 
The Reynolds Campus Center and the Webster Center will be accessible from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28.

Parking Requirements 

If community members need to leave a vehicle on campus during the next 48 hours they are directed to park in the Trim Lot. All Vehicles parked in the Trim lot during this time must be parked in the center rows of the Trim lot starting on the Map Hill Drive end of the lot in rows A1 through A 4 and rows B1 through B4 up to the center island. No vehicles are to be parked along the perimeter rows in order to facilitate snow removal. The following areas have been designated as “NO PARKING AREAS” as of 5 p.m. on Monday January 26, 2015.  Any vehicle found parked in the lots that have been closed during this snow emergency will be ticketed and towed.

Lot/Area Closed for Snow Removal
Suggested Alternate Parking
 
 
Woodland Hill Circle Parking Areas
Woodland Hill Lot, Lower Bryant
Athletic Lot
Lower Bryant Lot, Woodside lot
Knight Lot
Lower Bryant Lot, Woodside lot
Nichols Lot
Trim lot, Forest Lot
Hollister Lot
Trim lot, Coleman Lot
Lunder Lot
Lower Bryant Lot, Woodside lot
BECC Lower deck
Lower Bryant, Woodside lot

 

Woodland Hill residents are to park in the Woodland Hill lot ONLY during this time. Any vehicles left parked around the circle will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. The bottom level of the parking deck is BECC parking only. Any student vehicle found parked in the BECC lower deck will be ticketed and towed.

Posted Tuesday, January 27 at 7:20 p.m.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department supports the Babson community by implementing programs in emergency preparedness to build, sustain, and improve the capacity of the College to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency disasters.

Babson College is actively working to provide for the safety and security of members of the Babson community. The College has a standing Crisis Management Team, consisting of senior administrators, which is ready to act as necessary.

In the event of an emergency, Babson has an emergency notification system in place and will give information to the community via email, voice mail, text message or through other appropriate methods.

For the Following Audiences, 

Contact

 
Parents and Undergraduate Students Office of Student Affairs 781-239-4218
Graduate Students Office of Graduate Student Affairs 781-239-4018
Faculty and Staff Office of Human Resources 781-239-4419.
 
General Information About Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.

Terrorists often use threats to:
  • Create fear among the public
  • Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism
  • Get immediate publicity for their causes

Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.

Targets

High-risk targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers. Further, terrorists are capable of spreading fear by sending explosives or chemical and biological agents through the mail.

Within the immediate area of a terrorist event, you would need to rely on police, fire, and other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way you would prepare for other crisis events.

General Safety Guidelines

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right
  •  Report suspicious activity to the Babson Public Safety Department 781-239-5555 or local police. 
  • Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended.
  • Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency
  • Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on—electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet transactions
  • Be Prepared: Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family and stay informed about what to do during an emergency.
More Information
For further information on Terrorism Awareness and Emergency Preparedness, visit www.ready.gov. ​
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