Due to winter storm, campus is closed Tuesday, March 14

DUNMORE, Pa. -- A forecasted winter storm has caused Penn State Scranton to close the campus for Tuesday, March 14 until 5 a.m., Wednesday, March 15. Scheduled classes, activities, programs and work are canceled. Offices, library and bookstore will be closed. Only employees who perform essential services should 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 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.  

On-campus, in-person activities

Any scheduled in-person activities scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 canceled. Campus will reopen on Wednesday, March 15 at 5 a.m.


  • 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 https://scranton.psu.edu