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Campus is on a delayed schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 23

By: Amy Gruzesky

Adverse winter weather has caused Penn State Scranton to enact a two-hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Campus buildings and facilities will open, and work will begin, at 10 a.m.

Classes 

Based on a course’s mode of delivery, the following actions apply: 

  • In-person or Zoom classes originating from Penn State Scranton: In-person classes scheduled from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 are canceled. Instructors may 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 courses delivered from other campuses: Consult with your instructor. 

  • Web: Classes will continue to be offered as planned with no changes.    

The library and bookstore are closed until 10 a.m.  

On-campus, in-person activities 

Any in-person activities scheduled between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23 are canceled. Activities beginning at or after 10 a.m. will be held as originally scheduled.  

Employees  

Employees who perform “essential” services: Employees who are required to report to campus for work and have been previously identified as performing duties essential to maintaining operations should report to campus as directed. During such events, employees who are required to report to campus for work are eligible for Campus Closure Compensatory Time, subject to guideline provisions. Employees should clarify their status as essential or nonessential with their supervisor before inclement weather strikes. 

All other employees at Penn State Scranton 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 at https://policy.psu.edu/policies/hrg10) 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 delay on-campus work and other activities at Penn State Scranton 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  (https://psualert.psu.edu/psualert ) and the campus website: scranton.psu.edu,

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. Union-represented employees should reference their collective bargaining agreements. Information on class attendance policies is available at undergrad.psu.edu and in Faculty Senate Policy 42-27 (Class Attendance)