At times, the college may be faced with dismissing early students, faculty, and staff who are already on campus from their normal, day-to-day business and classes at Penn State Altoona due to approaching severe weather. The need to dismiss early may allow our commuting community to leave before roads become inaccessible.
To facilitate an orderly dismissal, the college will announce the dismissal as early as possible via PSUAlert and other official platforms. Every attempt will be made to plan for the dismissal to take place at a time that works within the common course schedule. In the event that this is not possible, faculty should plan to hold or cancel classes at their own discretion.
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 also should review Handling Weather Day Absences (Human Resources Guideline 10) on the web for specific information on how time missed for weather situations is handled.