Weather Alert: Schedule Modifications for Tuesday, Feb. 28

Feb. 27, 2023

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rhode Island, with plowable snow expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. As a result, the University of Rhode Island is making the following schedule and parking modifications:


  • Evening classes on Monday, Feb. 27, will meet as scheduled.
  • Classes on Tuesday, Feb. 28, that begin before 12:30 p.m. are canceled.
  • Classes on Tuesday, Feb. 28, that begin at 12:30 p.m. or after will meet as scheduled.


The University will maintain normal business operations on Tuesday. All essential employees must report to work. Non-essential employees may work remotely if feasible with the approval of their supervisor. Non-essential employees may also request to discharge vacation or personal leave.

An adverse weather policy is in effect for RI state employees February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


In-area pharmacy, nursing, and physical therapy students should contact their site preceptor/clinical instructor to discuss the appropriate actions to take Monday night and Tuesday.


The Carothers Library and Learning Commons will close at 11 p.m. on Monday and reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.


All on-campus dining halls and campus health services will follow normal operating hours. Campus Recreation facilities will be closed in the morning, opening at 1 p.m.


The University will institute a full parking ban from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, Feb. 27, until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28. (Faculty/staff lots will open at 8 a.m.)

During a full parking ban, parking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Any roadway or roadside on the Kingston Campus (including Flagg Road) and Narragansett Bay Campus
  • Parking spaces on the south side of Quarry Road located outside ZBT and Hillel
  • Parking spaces on the uphill south side of Fraternity Circle outside Delta Zeta
  • All commuter lots
  • All faculty/staff lots (faculty/staff lots will open at 8 a.m.)

Parking is permitted in the following areas:

  • Lot 1 (Briar Lane)
  • Lot 6 (Fine Arts South); faculty, staff and students
  • Lots 20 and 22; resident student permit holders only
  • Lots 26 and 27 (Keaney and Boss); resident student permit holders only

Vehicles parked in a prohibited zone during a full parking ban will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense. For assistance, please contact the Public Safety Dispatcher at 401-874-4910, 24/7; or Transportation and Parking at 401-874-9281, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.


If you have questions regarding a specific University event, please contact the event organizer.

The University continues to closely monitor the winter storm and will provide additional updates about University operations as necessary.