There are situations, including inclement winter weather, that will necessitate either a delay, a closing, or an early dismissal of Penn State Altoona. Because many of our students live on or within walking distance of the campus, we typically remain open unless the campus cannot be cleared or the main roads are impassable.
Compressed Schedule for Delays
Penn State Altoona will utilize a compressed class schedule whenever a decision has been made to modify our regular schedule. In the case of a delayed opening for the campus, we utilize a two-hour delay schedule, wherein students and faculty will follow a shortened version of their normal daily schedule.
For classes that are longer than the listed standard 50- and 75-minute classes, students should follow the compressed schedule for the class start time closest to their actual class start time.
It is within the discretion of the faculty member to determine if the lab will be held pursuant to the two-hour delay schedule or if it will be canceled. Students should check with their individual faculty members or the course syllabus.