We have continued to monitor the events in the Boston and Cambridge area all morning and Harvard University remains closed at this time. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing uncertainty of the situation, we are asking that you cancel any travel plans you have today. As events unfold, we will continue to send updates about programming for anyone who is already in the area.
We will be in touch very soon with everyone who was scheduled to visit to help set up an individualize visit or connect you with people on our campus if you are unable to reschedule. We have been told that airlines are waiving change fees for travelers flying to Boston—please contact your airline for details.
The compassion and courage we have witnessed during the events of this week are sources of encouragement and comfort. We are profoundly grateful for the selfless dedication of our own police force here at Harvard, and for the service of their fellow officers and partners in law enforcement and safety across our communities. To all of them we extend our deepest condolences as we also extend gratitude to all the law enforcement personnel and first responders working so hard here all week.
I know you join me in hoping that this time of uncertainty and concern comes soon to a close.