Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a snow emergency effective noon on Friday, urging city dwellers to stay off the streets and inside their homes. Within hours, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced the MBTA and Commuter Rail would be shut down at 3:30 p.m., warning the Commonwealth to prepare for the “dangerous” and potentially historic blizzard called “Nemo.”

Although Menino announced school was cancelled in the city Thursday morning, colleges and universities are just now starting to make cancellations of their own.

Here’s a look at the local institutions who have, so far, cancelled classes. We will continue to update the list as more cancellations come in.

Babson College

All classes, activities and events are cancelled as of 6 a.m. on Friday, February 8, through the evening of Saturday, February 9. For more information, click here.

Bentley University

The University will be closed on Friday, February 8. All day and evening classes are cancelled and all administrative and academic offices will be closed.

Berklee College of Music

Berklee is closed Friday, February 8. All auditions and interviews scheduled for February 9 will take place at their scheduled time, even if the rest of the college is closed. For more information, click here.

Boston University 

Boston University’s Charles River Campus will be closed Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. For detailed information on the Boston University Medical Campus, however, click here.

Brandeis University

Brandeis will close at 12 noon on Friday, February 8. For more information, click here.

Emerson College

Emerson is closed Friday, February 8.

Emmanuel College

Emmanuel will be closed on Friday, February 8. All classes are cancelled, and administrative offices will be shut down.

Fisher College

Fisher will be closed on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9.

Harvard University 

Harvard will curtail operations at midday on Friday, February 8. For more information, click here.

Lesley University

Lesley will be shut down on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. For more information, click here.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design 

MassArt will be closed on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. Continuing education classes will also be canceled.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

MCPHS will be closed on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT will be closed on Friday, February 8. For more information, click here.

Northeastern University 

Northeastern classes are cancelled and the University will be closed February 8 and 9. For more information, click here.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

SMFA will be closed on Friday, February 8. All Saturday Continuing Education classes and weekend workshops are canceled for February 9 and 10. For more information, click here.

Simmons College

Simmons will be closed Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. For more information, click here.

Suffolk University

All classes, events and activities at Suffolk have been cancelled for Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. Online classes are unaffected. For more information, click here.

The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory will be closed on Friday, February 8. All auditions scheduled on February 9 are also cancelled. Further instructions will be sent via email.

Tufts University 

Tufts will be closed on Friday, February 8. For more information, click here.

University of Massachusetts Boston 

The UMass Boston campus will be closed Friday and Saturday. All classes and events are cancelled.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth will be closed on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. The Ice Sculpture Contest scheduled for Saturday is now postponed due to weather.

Wheelock College

Wheelock will be closed on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9. For more information, click here.

During a press conference on Thursday night, Governor Patrick said, “According to latest weather models, the storm will enter the southern part of the state, with light snow tomorrow morning and getting heavier as the day progresses. It will hit heavy between two and five, and continue through mid-day Saturday.”

In the most populated parts of the Commonwealth, people could see as much as two to two-and-a half feet of snow. Accumulation is expected to be “swift, heavy and dangerous.” A “Blizzard Watch” was put into effect for New England on Wednesday.

For more coverage on winter storm Nemo, click here.

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