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The University of Rhode Island works to provide safe and healthy campuses for its students, faculty, staff and visitors. This Alert page is where community members will find factual and timely information related to emergency situations, power outages, weather alerts and other campus notices.

Current Status

February 8, 2016

Library to close early--The Carothers Library and Learning Commons on the Kingston Campus will close tonight (Feb. 8) at 9 p.m. The 24-hour room will remain open for student use.

Classes Tuesday–All classes at all campuses will be held as scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 9. However, a second, minor storm is expected to drop an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow tomorrow, so please be prepared for slippery driving and walking conditions on- and off-campus throughout the day. Consider the potential for traffic delays in planning your commute to campus. If you plan to be outside for extended periods of time, make sure you dress appropriately, including wearing hats, gloves and dressing in layers.

The partial parking ban now in place on the Kingston Campus will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Those violating the parking ban will be issued tickets and have their cars towed at their expense.

Enrollment Services: Due to the recent class cancellations, the University has extended the Late Add Period by two days to Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.

Register: Everyone is reminded to register for URI’s Emergency Alert system to receive class cancellation notices and to review University policies regarding weather-related closings and delays.

Partial Parking Ban Means …

No Parking on Upper College Road, Lower College Road, East Alumni Avenue, or Flagg Road.
Approved Parking: With parking permits students may park in any student lot; faculty and staff may park in appropriate lots. Vehicles parked in an area where no parking is permitted during a partial parking ban will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Resident students are asked to park their cars in the Dairy Barn/West Alumni or the Flagg Road parking lots.


  • Facilities Operations (401) 874-4060
  • Parking Information: (401) 874-9281 (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Public Safety (401) 874-4910, 24 hours/day, seven days/week
  • Updates: Office of Emergency Management @RhodyReady

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