University Park, Pennsylvania — Due to expected snow and ice, Penn State University is canceling classes, activities, and work at its University Park campus from 5:00 a.m. on January 25 through 5:00 a.m. on January 26. Did. Only employees providing essential services should report. .
The men’s volleyball match scheduled for January 25th at 7:00 pm at the University’s Rec Hall is currently scheduled to go ahead as scheduled. However, all fans and spectators must be responsible for their own safety and exercise extreme caution if considering traveling to campus for a match. Fans encourage him to check GoPSUSports.com for updates before heading to a match.
Based on the course’s delivery mode, the following actions apply:
- in person: In-person classes scheduled between 5:00 AM on January 25th and 5:00 AM on January 26th are cancelled. Instructors may provide content asynchronously (such as recording lectures for students to watch at another time, asking students to complete reading or other independent learning activities, etc.) ). Classes may not meet remotely and synchronously, except where extenuating circumstances exist (see University Faculty Council Policy 45-00).
- hybrid: Hybrid classes scheduled to be held in person from January 25th at 5:00 AM to January 26th at 5:00 AM will not be held, but content may be delivered asynchronously. Instructors should communicate directly with students regarding plans for classes during the affected period.
- web: Classes will be held as scheduled without any changes.
Face-to-face activities on campus
In-person activities scheduled between 5:00 AM on January 25th and 5:00 AM on January 26th are cancelled. Activities that begin after 5:00 AM on January 26th will continue as originally scheduled.
Employees who provide “essential” services: Employees previously identified as being required to appear on campus for work and performing essential duties to maintain operations are required to appear on campus as directed. Employees who are required to be on campus for work during such events are subject to Campus Closure Compensation Hours as provided in the Guidelines. Employees should make it clear to their manager whether their status is required or non-essential before inclement weather occurs.
All other employees, except those employed at the Applied Research Laboratories (ARL), You must not report to work until normal campus operations resume and will be eligible for Campus Closure Pay as per university policy. Employees should review the “Official Closures” section of the University’s Weather Day Absence Policy (HR Guideline 10) for specific information on how absences due to weather conditions are handled. ARL will continue to follow ARL’s internal policies for all weather-related closures.
Employees with questions about campus closures should contact their departmental human resources consultant.
- Any employee whose shift was scheduled to end after 5:00 am on January 25th will be terminated at 5:00 am on January 25th. These employees are eligible to receive Campus Closure Pay for the portion of their shift after 5:00 am on January 25, as required by the guidelines.
- An employee scheduled to start work before 5:00 am on January 26th and finish work after 5:00 am on January 26th will report at 5:00 am on January 26th and receive a partial 1 Days must be completed. These employees are eligible to receive Campus Closure Pay for the portion of their shift prior to 5:00 a.m. on January 26, subject to guidelines requirements.
- Anyone scheduled to start and end between 5:00 am on January 25th and 5:00 am on January 26th should not report. These employees are eligible for Campus Closure Pay as required by the Guidelines.
- Anyone planning to report after 5:00 am on January 26 must report regularly.
Additional weather information, continuous updates
The decision to cancel classes, work and other activities at University Park was determined to be in the best safety interest of the university community. University officials continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary. The latest information is shared through Penn State News, Penn State University’s PSUAlert system. twitterand WPSU TV and Radio.
All employees and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own safety. Faculty, staff, and students should use their best judgment when considering the need to travel to campus or leave early during inclement weather. Faculty and staff should review Weather Day Absence Handling (HR Guideline 10) for specific information on handling weather absences. Union representative employees should refer to collective bargaining agreements. Information about class attendance policies is available at undergrad.psu.edu and Faculty Council Policy 42-27 (Class Attendance). For additional Intercollegiate Athletics information on on-campus event status, please visit https://www.gopsusports.com/.