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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 07, 2013
The National Weather Service has predicted a very large snow event for our area beginning tomorrow afternoon.Framingham State University will be closed tomorrow, Friday February 8 and Saturday February 9. All classes, events, and activities are cancelled on thesedays. In anticipation of the closure and the weather event, please note:
  1. All students should monitor their text and e-mail messages regularly over the next several days for FSU Alerts.
  2. Shuttle services (including parking lot service and Ram Tram)will be suspended beginning at noon tomorrow. Normal hours will resume on Sunday. Please note: Campus Police will be unable to provide rides to resident student parking lots during the weather emergency. Students leaving cars oncampus should be prepared to shovel their vehicles out upon return to campus.
  3. Because state officials anticipate widespread and prolonged power outages, we are strongly encouraging Resident students to return home to weather the storm.
  4. Parking in Maynard, O'Connor, Adams Road, Larned, Church, McCarthy Center,Maple Commuter and A-Zone lots is prohibited during Friday and Saturday. Resident students who have cars on campus and who choose to stay in residence this weekend must use their assigned lots.
  5. The Dining Commons will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. on Friday. All Sodexho retail locations will be closed on Friday.The Dining Commons will be open on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. andfrom 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Sandella's will open from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and the Ram's Den Grille will be open from 6:00 to 10:00p.m.
  6. Guest parking will not be allowed this weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).
  7. The Library will be closed on Friday and Saturday with resumption of normal hours on Sunday.
  8. Health Services will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon tomorrow, Friday the 8th.
  9. The Athletic Center will  be open from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours will resume on Sunday.
  10. The memorial service for Dr. Barrie Westerman scheduled for 2 p.m. this Sunday has been postponed due to the snow storm. A new date and time for the service will be posted shortly.

Please take great care of yourself and those around you during this weather emergency – be safe!

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220