Occasionally, inclement weather might require the campus to modify daily operations. Please note that closures or delays are rare for Beaver campus and are not tied to the local school districts’ announced delays or closures. The following is a summary of policies that are used in the event of operational modifications.
At the campus level, decisions altering campus status and/or operations are made only by the chancellor in consultation with the director of academic affairs and the director of finance and business. Campus status is usually determined by 6:00 a.m. for day classes and 4:00 p.m. for evening classes.
Cancellation of day classes does not automatically mean cancellation of evening classes and the opposite is also true.
For information about campus status, all employees and students should sign up for PSUAlert to receive immediate text messages about weather and safety situations.
Weather closure and delay information will be posted on this website as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Information is also sent to these local television and radio stations:
- KDKA TV
- WTAE TV
- WPXI TV
- WMBA (1460 AM)
- KDKA (1020 AM)
- WBVP (1230 AM)
- WTAE (1250 AM)
Weather-related actions usually take one of the following forms:
- On campus work, classes and activities canceled: Only employees designated as essential by their supervisor should report to work on campus. Staff are to work remote.
- Classes canceled: No classes will be held, but all campus employees are expected to report to work as usual. Class cancelations may vary, e.g. cancelations might be announced only for day classes or only for evening classes, or cancelations might include both day and evening classes. Resident instruction classes and Beaver campus Continuing Education classes adhere to the same cancelation recommendations.
- Delay of class start: The start of classes will be delayed until an announced time. The day's regular schedule will be followed once classes begin. For example, if the start of class is delayed until 10:00 a.m., then the 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. classes will not meet, and the regular schedule will begin at 10:00 a.m. All campus employees must report to work at the usual time.