When classes are cancelled or the College is closed due to weather conditions or some emergency, announcements of such cancellations are made over local radio and television, as well as on the College Closing Line (617-243-2208). We also post decisions on the main Lasell website, social media outlets and, additionally, announcements are sent over the Lasell College Emergency Text Message/Email System. Please note that problems may be experienced in any of these methods of notification; it is best to check multiple sources. During the period that the College is closed, all on-campus events and all home sports events that are scheduled during that time are cancelled. Sports events involving off-campus travel proceed or are cancelled at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. The shuttle will not be in service during any period when the College is closed. The Counseling and Health Centers are closed when the College is closed; students are directed to call Campus Police at 617-243-2279 or to seek emergency care at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
There are five options for delays or cancellations at Lasell College:
- Delayed opening
- Morning classes cancelled
- Early closing
- Evening classes cancelled
- Full-day closing
Delayed opening: In the event of an announced delayed opening, classes will begin at the announced opening time, and it is the class scheduled regularly at that time that will be held (classes scheduled prior to that time are cancelled). Some classes may overlap the announced opening time. In the event this is the case, these classes now simply begin at the announced opening time and conclude at their normally scheduled time. Hence, in the event of a 2-hour delay, these classes begin at 10 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. (or later if they typically do so). For example, a 9:30 a.m. class now begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at its normally scheduled time.
Morning Classes Cancelled: In the event morning classes are cancelled, all College offices will open at 12 p.m. and classes will begin at that time. Any classes normally beginning prior to 12 p.m. and extending beyond that time now begin at 12 p.m. and end as normally scheduled.
Early Closing or Cancellation of Afternoon and Evening Classes: If the College has remained open during the day, any decision about closing the College or cancelling classes that evening will be made no later than 4 p.m. of the same day. All day and evening classes scheduled to begin at the time of the announced closing and thereafter are cancelled for the day. Any classes beginning prior to the announced closing time will be held and conclude at their normal time at the discretion of the instructor, or unless otherwise notified.
Full-day closing: In the event the College closes for the day, all undergraduate and graduate classes are cancelled, and all offices remain closed for the entire day.
The College’s announcements of delays and closings are entirely separate from the Newton Schools’ announcements. The College does NOT follow the Newton Schools’ schedules for delays and closings. Oftentimes Newton Schools will cancel, and the College will remain open.