Penn State Altoona will operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, February 13. All on-campus work, in-person classes, remote synchronous classes, and other in-person activities are canceled from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. In-person classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will follow the compressed schedule. Only essential employees should report during the closure time.
Based on a course’s mode of delivery, the following actions apply during a change in normal campus operations:
- In-person: In-person classes scheduled to begin before 10:00 a.m. will be held at a later time, according to the compressed schedule. Per current University Faculty Senate policy, these classes may not meet remote synchronously.
- Remote synchronous: Classes already scheduled as remote synchronous may continue to be taught remote synchronously if the faculty member wishes and is safely able to do so. Classes will be held at a later time, according to the compressed schedule. Alternatively, classes may be canceled or offered asynchronously. Instructors should communicate directly with their students regarding their plans for their classes during the impacted period.
Activities and Events
Any scheduled in-person activities and events that begin before 10:00 a.m. are canceled. Activities beginning at or after 10:00 a.m. will be held as originally scheduled.
Port-Sky Café will remain open for normal operating hours during closings, delays, and early dismissals.
Coasters, Dining Car Downtown, and Common Grounds will close during campus closures, delays, and early dismissals.
The Office of Housing and Food Services will close during campus closures, delays, and early dismissals.
- Employees required to report to campus: Employees who are required to report to campus for work and have been previously identified as performing duties essential to maintaining campus operations should report to or remain on campus as directed by their supervisors. Employees who are required to report to campus for work are eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time for all hours worked, subject to guideline provisions.
- All other employees: Employees who have not been identified as performing duties essential to maintaining operations should not report to work until 10:00 a.m. and may be eligible for Campus Closure Pay for the portion of their shift prior to 10:00 a.m., subject to guideline requirements. Employees should review the “official closedowns” section of the University’s Handling Weather Day Absences policy for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.
Employees who have questions about a campus closure should contact their unit’s Human Resources consultant.
Additional weather info, ongoing updates
The decision to cancel on-campus work and other activities at Penn State Altoona was determined to be in the best safety interest of the University community. University officials are continuing to monitor conditions and will provide updates as necessary. The most up-to-date information will be shared via Penn State's PSUAlert system and the college’s website.
All employees and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety. Faculty, staff and students should use their own best judgment when considering traveling to campus or the need to leave early during times of inclement weather. Faculty and staff should review Handling Weather Day Absences (Human Resources Guideline 10) for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.
Faculty and staff who have any questions about how these policies apply to them should consult with their unit human resources consultant.