Penn State Scranton opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28

A fresh coating of snow blankets the Scranton campus

A forecasted wintery weather mix has caused Penn State Scranton to close the campus beginning at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22 until 5 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23. Scheduled classes, activities and work are canceled. Offices, library and bookstore will be closed. Only employees who perform essential services should report.

Credit: Penn State

DUNMORE, Pa. -- Penn State Scranton will operate on a delayed opening today, Tuesday, Feb. 28. Classes, activities and work will begin at 10:00 a.m. Offices will also open at 10 a.m. 


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

In-person classes or Zoom classes originating from Scranton: 

On Tuesday, Feb. 28:  In-person classes and Zoom classes originating from Penn State Scranton starting between 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. are canceled. Classes scheduled from 10 a.m. on will take place as scheduled.

Zoom courses delivered from other campuses: Consult with your instructor.

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

Information on class attendance policies is available at and in Faculty Senate Policy 42-27 (Class Attendance).

On-campus, in-person activities

Any in-person activities scheduled before 10 a.m. will not be held. Activities beginning at or after 10 a.m. will be held as originally scheduled.  


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 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 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 and