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Winter Weather/Operations/Parking, Monday February 27, 2023

Babson Community:

The Crisis Response Team continues to monitor the potential impact of the winter weather advisory throughout the overnight and into tomorrow, Tuesday February 28 in order to ensure the safety and security of the Babson community.

Due to the expected winter weather of 2-4 inches of snow in the Wellesley area and potential impact on commuting, we are sharing the following recommendations regarding campus operations on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 and any further operational updates will be communicated via email, the Babson homepage, campus INFO line at 781-239-4636, Babson Emergency Preparedness Website, www.facebook.com/babsoncollege, www.twitter.com/babson.

Because safety is the College’s highest priority, students, staff and faculty are advised to exercise their own judgment when considering whether to travel to campus during an inclement weather event and should communicate as soon as possible regarding any arrangements to conduct classes and/or work virtually, which we recommend due to the timing of this upcoming winter weather.

Faculty planning to hold class(es) via WebEx (or alternate technology) at their scheduled class time are asked to notify students by CANVAS or email as soon as possible so students may plan accordingly. Students are responsible for checking emails and CANVAS to learn if their classes are now being held online. Students should also communicate directly with their faculty about specific issues or concerns regarding travel.

An employee’s decision based upon individual circumstances will be respected. If you cannot work remotely and elect not to commute to work due to severe weather, a vacation day or floating holiday may be used for this absence. If you are not able to commute safely to campus, please notify your supervisor as soon as possible, however no later than your scheduled start time.

We ask that you take all precautions regarding personal safety both on and off campus. For those community members on campus, please be aware that Facilities will be conducting snow removal efforts and cleanup overnight and throughout the day and evening tomorrow.

Snow Parking Restrictions

If community members need to leave a vehicle on campus during snowstorms please note the following:

  • No Student Parking will be permitted in the Nichols or Hollister Lot after 5 p.m. today (Monday 2/27)  and throughout the day tomorrow.
  • Park in the Trim Lot in the upper section closest to Map Hill Drive.  To facilitate snow removal, vehicles may not be parked along the perimeter rows.
  • During the winter months, the parking lot section closest to Olin College will be barricaded off and no parking will be allowed for snow storage.
  • Students may not park their vehicles in the Babson Executive Conference Center Garage under any circumstances.
Babson Dining Normal hours of operation at all locations
BRAC Normal hours of operation
Library Normal hours of operation
BOW Shuttle Will NOT run between the campuses tomorrow

Please only call Public Safety (781) 239-5555 in the event of an emergency or if you require immediate assistance.

Emergency Preparedness

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.

Points of Contact

Undergraduate Students and Parents: Learner Success and Campus Life 781-239-5008
Graduate Students: Office of Graduate Academic Services 781-239-4474
Faculty and Staff: Human Resources 781-239-4419

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.

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.


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.

More Information

For further information on Terrorism Awareness and Emergency Preparedness, visit www.ready.gov