Dear Members of the Campus Community:

The National Weather Service is predicting snow, freezing rain and hazardous road conditions in the New York City area beginning late this evening. The Rose Hill campus will close at 7 p.m. tonight, February 27. Classes at the Lincoln Center campus will continue as scheduled. The Calder Center will close at 7 p.m. tonight.

All campuses will have a delayed opening at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28.

  • No in-person classes will be held at Rose Hill after 7 p.m.: online classes will proceed as planned. Deans and instructors may contact their students with further information about alternative arrangements for classes affected by this announcement.
  • Staff who normally have in-person responsibilities should expect to report to campus or check with their managers.
  • Community Dining at Lincoln Center and the Marketplace at Rose Hill will open as scheduled, but other venues may close early dependent upon demand and staff availability (check @ramdining on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates on Dining hours).
  • University Health Services at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center will operate on their normal schedules this evening (closing at 6 p.m.), and will open on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Center and 8 a.m. at Rose Hill.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services will remain open on their normal schedules (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.
  • Walsh and Quinn Libraries will remain open as normally scheduled; the Law Library will operate on its normal schedule; the Fordham Westchester Library will be closed.
  • Ramfit at Rose Hill will be open on its normal schedule—the fitness center at Lincoln Center will remain on its normal schedule.
  • Ram Van service will end at 11 p.m. on Monday evening, with the last van departing from Lincoln Center at 10:30 p.m., and service will resume on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Please use caution while walking on campus, and avoid walking near or under large trees. To prepare for possible power outages, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer. Local weather forecasts are imprecise, and the storm may be worse than predicted.

As always, members of the University community should take local conditions into account when traveling to or from campus. Faculty, students, and staff should call any of the following numbers for the latest campus travel-related information:

  • (718) 817-5555
  • (212) 636-7777
  • (800) 280-7669 [(800) 280-SNOW]
  • (877) 375-4357 [(877) 375-HELP]

In an emergency, please call Fordham Public Safety at (718) 817-2222.


Robert Fitzer, Associate Vice President
Fordham Department of Public Safety