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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 7, 2016

Notice: All classes are canceled Monday, Feb. 8

All classes at all campuses are canceled Monday, Feb. 8. All online classes will be held as scheduled. Throughout the day, University crews will be working to keep walkways and roads as clear as possible.

A partial parking ban will be in effect on the Kingston Campus from midnight tonight (2/7) and will remain in effect until further notice. Those violating the parking ban will be issued tickets and have their cars towed at their expense.

Please be prepared for slippery driving and walking conditions on- and off-campus throughout the day. As weather and driving conditions may vary widely across the region, the University urges individuals to use their best judgment in deciding whether it is safe to travel.

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.

URI offices remain open
All non-essential staff who wish to stay at home will be required to discharge time under the inclement weather protocol, if they wish to be compensated. Please see the Department of Administration Division of Human Resources website at www.hr.ri.gov for additional information.

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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