Due to a state budget impasse in Springfield that has left the University without adequate and reliable state funding for the past 20 months, Northeastern is taking the steps toward a temporary University-wide shut down
and employee furlough program during Spring Break (March 19-26) that will allow it to save the money it needs to keep doors open this summer and fall. The shutdown will mean that all University services will be closed for the week with an exception for minimal staffing of University Police and engineers. Services and amenities that have been made available to neighbors during previous Spring Breaks will be unavailable. This includes the Library, computer labs, Campus Recreation Center and Child Care Center. President Helldobler and the University administration continue to advocate in Springfield for the much-needed state funding required to keep services like these open as well as provide an exceptional learning environment for students. We thank neighbors who have shown their support for the University during this budgetary crisis.