A wintery weather mix has caused Penn State Scranton to close the campus beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 until 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17.
By: Amy Gruzesky
A wintery weather mix has caused Penn State Scranton to close the campus beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 until 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17. All campus activities are cancelled. Offices, library and bookstore will be closed; however, essential personnel are to report.
Based on a course’s mode of delivery, the following actions apply during a change in normal campus operations:
• In-person or Zoom classes originating from Penn State Scranton: Classes are canceled. The instructor can choose to cancel class altogether or offer content asynchronously (such as recording a lecture for students to watch at another time or asking students to complete a reading or other self-directed learning activity). The class may not meet remote synchronously except for when extenuating circumstances exist (see University Faculty Senate policy 45-00).
• Zoom classes originating from other campuses: Students should check with the instructor.
• Web: Classes will continue to be offered as planned with no changes.
• Employees who are required to report to campus for work and have been previously identified as essential personnel, 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 should not report to work until the resumption of normal campus operations and are eligible for Campus Closure Pay per university policy. Employees should review the “official closedowns” section of the University’s Handling Weather Day Absences policy (Human Resources Guideline 10) 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.
The decision to cancel on-campus work and other activities at Penn State Hazleton 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 on the campus website, scranton.psu.edu